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South Jersey "Techs the Halls" during holiday season

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ABSECON -- Home Depot is selling new advanced Christmas displays as part of the company's tech the halls campaign.

These latest products allow customers to synchronize the light displays on the outside of their house with holiday carols, all for under 100 dollars.

"A lot of people like the synchronized cause that's kind of like the product everyone wants. They want to have something different, they want to have their house looking more attractive," says sales associate Mark Hugi.

Employees at the store say the outdoor light displays are on of the most popular technology trends.

As for other innovative additions, customers can now light up their tree and play holiday tunes with a voice activation system.

The new displays use LED lights, minimizing the use of incandescent light bulbs, therefore lowering the risk of a fire.

Not only are these lights 80% more efficient than incandescent bulbs, they also take the heat off of costly electric bills during tough economic times.

"A lot of people like how it saves a lot of energy on their bill because a lot of people are putting up a lot of lights on their home and it is going to lessen the cost for them," says Hugi.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Home Depot employees have not noticed a drop in business. Instead, employees say customers are seeking these cutting edge and cost effective displays to celebrate the holiday season in style, and in doing so, shed some light on the community spirit in South Jersey.

"Everybody is looking for something to make them more happy now even though they went through this terrible thing, they've come together and said this isn't so bad, we made it through this, let's have a nice Christmas," says Hugi.

 

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