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Comparing Your Christmas Light Costs

Ally6770
Ally6770   |     |   1,968 posts since 2010

Holiday Lighting Energy Costs operating 5 hours per day at an electric rate of 12¢ per kWh-

Note article did not say how many bulbs were on each string of lights. 

C7 and C95   $23 to $31

Mini Lights     $7

LEDs            72 cents*




paoli2
paoli2   |     |   2,227 posts since 2011
I would be interested in knowing what it actually costs these Christmas lights fanatics who have tons of lights going in their yards and on house for weeks.  Can't be cheap.
peacejogger
peacejogger   |     |   18 posts since 2011
Two questions popped into my head for the poster above me.  How could what people spend on Christmas Lights possibly be any of your business?  And also how can what other people do to celebrate the season be considered "fanatical" just because you do not choose to do it?  Sounds like the some of the Christmas spirit passed you by.
paoli2
paoli2   |     |   2,227 posts since 2011
#2  If the cost of the lights are nobody's business, why did poster Ally bother to post it.  Yes I do think some people get a bit off the wall when they have so many lights it is no longer beautiful but a bit ridiculous looking, imo.  And yes you are correct about my  Christmas spirit.  People have turned a supposed to be "religious" celebration into another day to spend a lot of money and even go into debt.  The "Spirit of  Christmas" should be an everyday thing.  If I want to give gifts, I don't need tons of commercials to scream at me for weeks about it.  In our neighborhood, too many people spend Thanksgiving putting up their Christmas lights and running to Black Friday sales.  Not for me but if that is what it is all about for you and others, have a great season!
Ally6770
Ally6770   |     |   1,968 posts since 2010
The information came from my electric or gas company in their newsletter. The less electric we use the less energy plants have to be built. That is why you get free energy audits and money for replacing your  refrigerator, freezers,  furnaces, boilers, old windows etc.

In fact we can buy LED light bulbs for $3 each from our electric company. My cousin did this and his electric bill is now $13 a month for his electric use down from $49.

I did go shopping with friends and family on my 6 day Thanksgiving vacation. Bought 2 programmable 5 quart slow cookers for 59¢ each and I will get paid $3 over the cost of a 4 quart programmable slow cooker when I get my rebate. I also bought a winter coat for $6.19. These make wonderful donations to families after they have experienced a fire. I also picked up a extra 5 quart slow cooker for my friend who lives in my hometown and is in a wheel chair for a Christmas gift for her daughter. In 9 minutes after the store opened I had the slow cookers in the car and we were on our way to the next store.