Wednesday, November 23, 2011
And each year you hear us tell you the perks of ditching your old strings of lights, and to purchase LED lights. Each year the incentive gets better and better, including this year. The prices keep dropping, the varieties are growing, and you might have even caught The Home Depot coupon (they were giving you discounts on new LEDs for your old holiday lights – Expired 11/13).
In addition to those perks, you’ll save some money on your electric bill. Wonder how much you’ll save? We created a calculator (example in picture above) to break it down based on lighting type and hours per day that the lights stay on.
In 2010, if you used five 100-bulb strand icicle lights, five strands of the 25-bulb bigger lights, and four spotlights and you kept them all on from 4:30PM until 11:30PM, it would cost you around $32.01 for the month of December, just for the holiday lights.
This year, you can choose to go all out and use a whopping 15 strands of the 100-bulb LED lights and kept them on from 4:30PM until 11:30PM, and it would only cost you a mere $1.63!! That’s 5 cents per day to have your house shine brighter than ever!