How much electricity do Christmas lights use?

How much electricity do Christmas lights take up? Is there a way to decorate my tree and apartment without bumping up my electric bill too much? Are there special lights made that use less electricity?

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You can get LED Christmas lights that are great from

www.chooserenewables.com.  They use up to 98% less electricity.  So let's say you have 600 lights and run them for 30 days for 6 hours per day and pay $.12/kWh you will pay $.45 versus $31.30 for the traditional lights saving you $30.85!!

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are offering energy efficient Christmas lights.

I suggest not forgetting to turn the Xmas lights off when going to bed or even when not at home:o) This site gives you some answers to your questions:

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Thanks everyone! Both my electricity bill and myself are so grateful! I put up my lights early this year since I have friends that won't be in town for Christmas and can already see a big difference using the Led bulbs! Awesome advice! I have also been being careful to turn them off before going to sleep especially since it's early in the season. Thanks again!

 

LED Christmas lights are about 98% more efficient than the old incandesant bulbs someone truthfully reported but did you know that they also last, at least, about 10,000 hours, and that is being on constantly. Over a year, and if you turn them off every day, after burning about 5 hours a day, which would be normal, they will last about 5 full years, two months around Christmas time, they will then last about 30 years which makes them very cost efficient. I will not buy any more lights that are not LED.  I see that now you can get screw in LED bulbs that will replace directly your 100 watt incandessant.  WOW!  From burning 100 watts of electricity now you can get the same amount of light and burn only about 2 watts.  They cost more to purchase but, it seems, they are well worth the extra money. 

What more could you ask for?  Only that they increase the automobile efficiency about the same.  Guess what?  Chevrolet is just about to do it with their new car called the VOLT.  On short trips of 50 miles or less, it uses no gasoline at all and costs about 7 cents per mile in electricity to charge the batteries.

You can add some fuel to it to extend the range to 640 miles.  That is good for trips.  No waiting for the batteries to recharge and, using the fuel to extend the range, gives it about 64 miles per gallon.  What do you think of that? 

It is powerful enough to reach over 100 miles per hour, I think 120 miles per hours.   I want one now!

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The average strand of Christmas lights pulls about 1 amp , which is roughly the same as a 100 watt light bulb. It's hard to say how much it cost you, but one thing is sure no one wants to leave their light on all day, same goes with the christmas lights.

I like use LED Rope Cristmas Lights. You can use it for indoor or outdoor. It 18-foot long , has 72 blue, LED lights, lasts 10 times longer than traditional rope lights and uses 90% less electricity, cool to the touch, water and weather resistant. 

 

 

Led appears to be the most efficient on the market at the moment. Though managing your whole lighting needs may be considered here. If you are running your Christmas tree you would not need to be running your normal lighting. Also you would be wise to turn the tree off be retiring each evening as these lights could become overly hot.

John from LDJ-lights, UK provider of <a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="http://www.ldj-lights.co.uk" class="comlink">Christmas lights</a> and outdoor lighting.

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