Lighting Up Your Energy Bill

 

The Faucher Family in Delaware have built extravagant Christmas lights setups for 25 years now. How extravagant? They use 1,000,000 lights. So how much does it cost them to run the lights for a month? $82,320. Gulp.

HouseLogic estimated the total cost by using the average price per kWh in the Faucher Family’s region and assumed each of their 1,000,000 bulbs were the average 5 watt C7 bulb. They then figured the lights to run for 4 hours each night and 30 nights in total. The estimated cost came out to be $686/hour and $82,320 for those bright 30 nights. A lot of money to get in the Christmas spirit!

If the Fauchers use LEDS, their estimate would drop down to $89 hour and $10,680. For their sake, let’s hope they do. Check out other extravagant Christmas lights costs at HouseLogic. [House Logic via Unplggd]

The Faucher Family light display in Delaware
Running for 25 years.
Lights: 1,000,000
Estimated cost per hour: $686/hour
Total cost of the display (4 hours per day for 30 days): $82,320/month
Estimated cost using only LEDs: $89/hour; $10,680/month
Possible electric bill savings: $597/hour; $71,640/month

The Zimmerman House on Balboa Island, California
Uses custom-developed computer hardware & software to synchronize the lights.
Lights: 25,000
Estimated cost per hour: $19/hour
Total cost of the display: $2,280/month
Estimated cost using only LEDs: $2.50/hour; $300/month
Possible electric bill savings: $16.50/hour; $1,980/month

Norton’s Winter Wonderland in Burbank, California
Running for 40 years.
Lights: 10,000
Estimated cost per hour: $7.50/hour
Total cost of the display: $900/month
Estimated cost using only LEDs: $1/hour; $120/month
Possible electric bill savings: $6.50/hour; $780/month

The Lagerstrom’s Light Display in British Columbia, Canada
Much of their display is hand-made.
Lights: 250,000
Estimated cost per hour: $17/hour
Total cost of the display: $2,040/month
Estimated cost using only LEDs: $2/hour or $240 for the month
Possible electric bill savings: $15/hour or $1,800 for the month

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One response to “Lighting Up Your Energy Bill

  1. great post, but where can I find the best lights in memphis? do tell.

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