“We’re replacing portions, small portions with LED,” Bittle said. “If we can save energy it's just like saving money on your gas bill. It goes right back in your pocket.
And tourist attractions throughout the city are doing the same thing. The Festival of Lights sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce attracts tourists to Branson during the busy Christmas season.
“By putting on a great Christmas show it gives people another reason to come to Branson,” said Ladonna Weathers, a spokesperson for the festival. “The amps that we can cut down on this thing. That's really important for an energy savings.”
The bulbs are plastic and easy to store. Because they reduce the strain on the grid, Bittle hopes other attractions will embrace the bulbs.
“I think as time goes by we're going to see incandescents slowly disappear,” he said. “Everything will be LED one of these days. And as more people start buying them, I think the price will come down and they'll be more affordable.”
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