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Tim Prins, operations manager at Schwalbach Ace Hardware in Worthington, holds some of the Christmas tree lights the store is collecting to be recycled. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Lighting up the holidays: LED lights are in

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WORTHINGTON — Before the last morsel of turkey from Thursday’s feast is fully digested, switches will be turned on for Christmas lighting displays across the region.


As people string lights across gutters, porches, trees and shrubs, they are being encouraged to replace their older decorations with more energy-efficient ones.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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