New GE Sugar Plum LED Holiday Lights Unveiled on National Christmas Tree

New GE Sugar Plum LED Holiday Lights Unveiled on National Christmas Tree

New GE Sugar Plum LED Holiday Lights Unveiled on National Christmas Tree

christmastree.jpgThe FINANCIAL -- Inspired by a classic holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this year’s National Christmas Tree on display in front of the White House will feature GE’s new, energy smart Sugar Plum light-emitting diode (LED) holiday lighting.

 

christmastree.jpgThe FINANCIAL -- Inspired by a classic holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this year’s National Christmas Tree on display in front of the White House will feature GE’s new, energy smart Sugar Plum light-emitting diode (LED) holiday lighting. This year marks the 51st year GE Lighting has designed and donated lighting for the tree, and tonight families will gather to celebrate this lighting ceremony, an annual holiday tradition, according to General electric.

Although the complete design of this year’s tree will remain secret until the unveiling tonight, once the switch is flipped on, the tree will feature 60,000 festive, LED lights, including Super-Bright Sugar Plum lights and warm white twinkling sphere ornaments. The Sugar Plum ENERGY STAR-qualified LED multi-color lights come in a matte finish, mirroring the look of traditional holiday lighting. Additionally, this year’s National Christmas Tree will glimmer brightly with its heirloom star-shaped topper with commercial-grade Tetra MAX LED system that’s typically used in commercial signage, according to General electric.

“We are very proud to be part of this great tradition and to be able to bring new technology into the design,” said Mary Beth Gotti, Manager of the GE Lighting Institute and holiday lighting designer for the National Christmas Tree. “Each strand of GE LED holiday lights consumes up to 80 percent less energy than incandescent holiday lights and provides similar light that consumers love from traditional incandescent holiday lighting,” she added.