What types of outdoor bulbs should I use when decorating outdoors during the winter holidays?

The traditional incandescent light strands still work well for outdoor usage, but now you can use LED lights, which offer additional benefits, such as a longer lifespan (20x longer), energy efficiency (80 percent more efficient) and they can connect many more strands together (the incandescent strands typically allow you to string together no more than three strands). Whichever bulbs you choose, be sure they are rated for outdoor use.

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