How to Convert Christmas Lights to LEDs
In recent years, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have begun to replace traditional C7 (5 watt) and C9 (7 watts) and low-energy C7 (2.5 watt) and C9 (3.7 watt) filament or glass Christmas lights for seasonal festive lighting. This is because LED lights are more energy efficient, using 95 percent less electricity than traditional bulbs, according to TorontoHydro; in addition LED lights are safer as they virtually unbreakable and do not produce any heat. You can convert the bulbs on your traditional string of Christmas lights to LED light bulbs as long as the wattage of the bulbs is the same.
1.Plug the string of Christmas lights in to the wall outlet to ensure that all lights are working properly and fully functional, then unplug it.
2 .Remove the Christmas bulbs from their sockets one at a time by turning each bulb counterclockwise and gently but securely pulling each bulb out.
3 .Place LED lights in the empty sockets of the string of Christmas lights. Turn each LED bulb clockwise in the socket until it is firmly secured into place. Repeat this process for the entire string of Christmas lights.
4 .Plug the Christmas lights into the wall outlet again to ensure that the new LED lights are working properly. The LED bulbs should all be glowing at the same intensity and not flashing. If any of the LED lights are not functioning properly, unplug the string of lights and tighten or replace the bulb with a new LED light into that socket as needed.
Tips & Warnings
Do not attempt to replace traditional Christmas light bulbs with LED light bulbs of a different wattage