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Holiday Costs

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

We are told that this is the most wonderful time of the year, however, unfortunately, during this time we end up being stressed thinking about how much everything is costing. According to GALLUP,  Americans will spend an average of $720 on gifts this holiday season. With that said, who wouldn't want to find ways to cut costs. Thankfully, when it comes to decorating your home with lights this holiday season there is a way to save a whole bundle! Check out these stats from NSTAR utility company about which lights will help you the most this year:

 

These statistics are developed under the assumption that there are:
10 strings of lights, lit for 6 hours per day for 30 days.

 

  • Old Style Large Bulb (C7, C9) - 25 lights per string and 175 watts per string
    Average Cost per Month - $56.70
     
  • Old Style Mini Bulbs - 100 lights per string and 40 watts per string
    Average Cost per Month - $12.96
     
  • LED Large Bulbs - 25 lights per string and 2 watts per string
    Average Cost per Month - $0.65
     
  • LED Mini Bulbs - 70 lights per string and 4.2 watts per string
    Average Cost per Month - $1.36

 

It is very clear that LED lights offer much greater savings than older, traditional light bulbs.  Therefore, when you make your annual run to the hardware store for new lights because last year's burned out, try LED lights instead.  For more information about saving money on your electricity, contact A.B. May!

 

Source: http://www.nstar.com/residential/energy_efficiency/holiday-lights.asprce

 

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