I know, I know how can I blog about after Christmas sales when Christmas hasn’t even begun. This ones for a good cause though… When the after Christmas sales begin I plan to buy new LED Christmas lights for the tree. I found this chart comparing the cost of the old Christmas tree lights to the new LED ones.
|# of Lights||Type of Light||Energy Usage of Bulb||225 Hours*
(5 hours per day for 45 days)
|Average Operating Cost*|
|300||New LED Lights||0.043 watts||2.9 kW/h||$ .47|
|300||Mini Incandescent||0.45 watts||30.38 kW/h||$ 4.92|
Apparently the lights costs more but it seems you’ll make up the difference in price within a year or two. I love items that save the environment and the money in my pocket all at the same time. For more information: click here.