LED Christmas Lights: Save on your Holiday Energy Bills!
Did your electricity bill spike during the month of December? Those strings of bulbs can really tweak your meter. But you can save 20% per bulb with LED Christmas lights. If it sounds familiar it’s because 2007’s Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was decorated with LED lights in an effort put forth by the city to save energy costs, both environmental and monetary. The other benefit of LED lights is that they don’t burn out or get hot–so you can leave the Christmas lights on without risking a fire. (Hear that dorm dwellers? You can finally put up string lights in your dorm room without worrying that you’ll get busted. LEDs won’t cause a fire so they shouldn’t be illegal.) LED lights are also available for all of your outdoor decorating needs, so you can out-do the neighbors without overshooting your power budget. A string of 25 lights will cost you about $12. For a full size tree, you’ll probably need at least four sets of lights. And if you’re bent on showing up the Joneses with your outdoor display, you can buy a case of lights for around $250–a case is 24 individual strings, which is 600 lights, and you save 20% per bulbs so that’s 600×20…..oh, you do the math. The point is, it’s a great deal. You can save money AND the earth. Now if only they would replace the lights in Times Square with LEDs, what a wonderful world this would be….
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