The holidays are just around the corner, and you’ll be breaking out the light strands soon enough. But you don’t have to anticipate large electricity bills. Compare the cost of traditional Christmas lights with LED lights. It’s a no-brainer for your budget.
Costs of Christmas Lights
Traditional Christmas lights are well-known for their high energy consumption. In fact, a single string of traditional Christmas lights can use as much as 40 watts of power. That means that if you ran 10 strings of lights for 12 hours a day for December, you could be looking at a power bill of over $100.
Costs of LED Christmas Lights
LED Christmas lights, however, are a newer technology, and they are much more energy efficient than traditional lights. A string of LED lights uses only about 4 watts of power, which is just a tenth of the power used by traditional lights. That means that 10 strings of LED lights would only cost you about $10 per month to run for the same time in the example above.
LED Lights Last Longer
In addition to being more energy efficient, LED lights also last much longer than traditional bulbs. So, even though they may cost a bit more upfront, you’ll save money in the long run by not having to replace your lights as often. So, if you’re looking to save money this holiday season, LED lights are the way to go. Not only will you save on your power bill, but you’ll also be able to keep your lights shining for many holiday seasons to come.
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