Looking to replace your incandescent Christmas lights with a more eco-friendly option?
From Nov. 3 through Nov. 13, Home Depot is accepting old, broken or used holiday light strings for recycling. For each unwanted incandescent light string, customers will receive a coupon of up to $5 off new LED Christmas lights.
LED holiday lights use 80 percent less energy than their incandescent counterparts and can last up to 10 times longer, according to Home Depot.
LED lights offer other benefits beyond saving energy and money: Because LEDs are cool to the touch, you’re less likely to have a Christmas tree catch fire. LEDs are also more durable and shock-resistant than other lights because they do not have moving parts, filaments or glass.
Incandescent holiday light strings dropped off at Home Depot will be separated into their material streams – glass, plastic, copper and steel – and then sent to recyclers to be made into new products.
Customers bringing in their incandescent Christmas lights will receive a $3 coupon for Home Accent-brand holiday lights, $4 for Martha Stewart Living or GE lights, or $5 for EcoSmart or Light Show lights. Each customer is limited to a total of five discounts.
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