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Christmas Lights 101

Traditional Christmas Lights
• Upfront cost of 100-count lights: $5-$10
• One light: 0.4 watts
• 4.8 watts: 10 lights
• 10 strands on for eight hours a day for one month for $.0853 per kilowatt-hour: $7.20
• One light breaks: Throw away the whole strand and buy a new strand
• Life span: one or two years
• Safety: heats up and can cause fire hazard
• Timers: none; 24 hours-per-day use quadruples energy cost and pollution

VS.

LED Lights
• Upfront cost of 100-count lights: $25-$30
• One light: 0.04 watts
• 4.8 watts: 120 lights (or a four-foot Christmas tree)
• 10 strands on for eight hours a day for one month for $.0853 per kilowatt-hour: $.72
• One light breaks: Replace the light
• Life span: 100,000 hours or 20 years
• Safety: warm to touch
• Timers: Automatically limits display time to no more than six hours.

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Sital, you would be very proud of me. I have a strand of LED lights on my desk right now. Special purchase for the open house tonight! See you there.

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sage
Date
2008-12-11T12:46:04-06:00

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