In the beginning of light-emitting diode or LED manufacturing, steel diodes were the norm. Steel was cheap and plentiful, but it has the drawback of rusting. To stop the rust many companies began to coat the steel with a zinc compound and they began to look at other materials to stop rust. So today most manufacturers have moved away from using steel alone, some have gone to copper, but making LEDs is already more expensive than regular bulbs, so using copper which is very expensive adds a lot more to the cost. Copper does have the advantage of not rusting and being one of the most conductive materials on the planet. But there are many other metallic compounds that also do not rust and that are also great conductors and have the added bonus of not costing as much as copper.
Today LED lights are very popular, one of the main reasons is the energy savings as LED lights typically use less than one tenth that of an incandescent bulb even for battery operated candles. Another reason is that the color does not fade. With incandescent bulbs the bulb is painted and with time this can flake and or fade. But an LED emits the color that it’s supposed to be, while many have the bulb colored as well this does not affect it really. Since LEDs are like mini spotlights the cover for them tries to defuse the light for better visibility, as with a C7 or C9 many have a strawberry effect on the bulb to defuse the light, and on the mini lights they often use a convex or concave on top to help defuse the light to the sides more. So energy savings, bright true non fading colors and very long lasting are what helps to make LEDs so popular.
Decorating with LED Mini Lights
LED Super Mini Lights are the only lights with the interchangeable cap system. With the Super Mini Lights and decorative C7 Super Mini Light caps you have the flexibility to create your own unique decorative lighting effects.
The C7 Super Mini Caps are the same size and shape as a C7 bulb. Mixing them with the Super Mini Lights adds a very unique effect to your Holiday Lighting.
Add clear LED Super Mini Lights to any Christmas Tree, Wreath or Garland. Then use the Super Mini Caps in all one color or any combination of colors to create your one of a kind Christmas Lighting. You can also use the Super Mini Lights and Caps to decorate doors and windows. Use your imagination.
Do not use them just at Christmas, use them year round especially on your patio! Create a spectacular Southwest design by adding red and green Super Mini Caps and string them around your patio. Complete the look by adding some Chile Pepper Lights or a Red Chili Pepper Wreath.