I have never even entertained the idea at all about putting LED lights out for my Christmas or Halloween decorations before. However, I did look at them because I did try a couple of the LED lights for inside my house and some night lights and they weren't that bad. LED lights have come a long way, they do cost more and they yet they are more cost efficient to operate....
Right now, I'm on the fence about them. And this is coming from a guy that puts up anywheres between 8000 15,000 lights up on the inside and outside of his house. I think for now, I want to step back, watch and see how they look with other people using them and maybe, just maybe, sometime down the road I may try them. But right now, I cannot forsee the need to throw out all my mini, C7 and C9 light strands just to have LED's.