Monday, December 8, 2014

Save Money this Christmas by Switching your Outdoor Lights to LED

Ho, ho, ho--w can you save money during the holidays?!!!

It happens to all of us. Utility bills increase during the holiday season because some of us just can’t resist a hot bath after a long, cold day, baking seasonal cookies for hours on the weekends, or decking the house with strings of Christmas lights and inflatable snowmen and lighted nativity scenes. It’s simply a part of getting into the holiday spirit. After all, 'tis the season of decadence.

But you can reduce your utility bills by switching the types of lights you use.  Did you know that a 100-bulb string of incandescent mini lights needs 40 watts, while a 70-bulb, 5mm wide-angle LED string only takes 4.8 watts of energy? Incandescent bulbs require 80-90% more energy than LED bulbs. And that means costs up to 90 times higher! Just check out the comparison chart below. Wow!

So, instead of having to scrimp on presents just to save up for the energy bill this Christmas, do yourself a favor and switch the types of decorative lights you’re using to LED. They’ll allow you to be the seasonal sentimental you are, with a heavier pocket book.

Merry Christmas, y’all, from the Claus Team! 

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