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HolidayLEDs offers to recycle old-fangled light strands

If you're one of those early birds (no pun intended) who puts up a Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, this one's for you.The good folks at HolidayLEDs, an e-commerce site that sells LED Christmas light strands, are offering to recycle YOUR incandescent lights if you opt to switch over to LED.

If you're one of those early birds (no pun intended) who puts up a Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, this one's for you.

The good folks at HolidayLEDs, an e-commerce site that sells LED Christmas light strands, are offering to recycle YOUR incandescent lights if you opt to switch over to LED. The first 100 people who send in their incandescent lights will get one free set of LED lights; the next 100 will get a 10 percent coupon against any purchases they make from HolidayLEDs.com.

The offer expires on Dec. 20.

Speaking of HolidayLEDs, the company reports that the village of Wauwatosa, Wisc. (Sounds cute, I want to visit!), has opted to spruce up its spruce holiday tree with 2,400 multi-color LED Christmas lights. Wauwatosa officials figure that the lights will take up about 128 kilowatt hours during the 30-day period over which they will be illuminated. That compares with the 6,250 kilowatt hours that were consumed by the incandescent light strands last year.