December 2010


Palo Alto, California is giving its residents a holiday gift. They are offering each resident the chance to trade in their incandescent lights for new LED holiday lights for their decorations.  LED lights consume 10-50 times less energy than old holiday lights.  LED lights are also cool to the touch, lowering fire hazards.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart reports

The program will run through mid-January.  Let’s hope more cities adopt this environmentally-admirable attitude in the future.

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