In just a few days, your life would normally go like this…
You’ll wake up overly full from a huge Thanksgiving meal, manage to put on a pot of coffee and maybe snack on leftover turkey or potatoes. Then, you’ll realize you missed many of the black Friday shopping deals so then you will catch up by shopping online before saying to yourself, “Ugh, I have to put up the holiday lights. They’re such a mess, every year.”
But this year, life is different!
Instead of going to the shed to untangle the web of disheveled and semi-burnt out lights, you should take a trip to the local store and grab some strands of LED holiday lights. From the recent hype LEDs are receiving, you’ve probably heard they use significantly less energy than the mini/icicle lights - and they’re really bright. When you string up your favorite colored lights and your neighbors compliment you on your outstanding decorations, you’ll be sitting pretty. And you’ll know you’re saving money this year versus last year!
Wonder how much you’ll save? We created a calculator to break it down based on lighting type and hours per day that the lights stay on.
In 2009, 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 $34.68 for the month of December.
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 $1.76!! That’s 6 cents per day to have your house shine brighter than ever!
It would take you over 250 strands of the LED lights to equate to your extra spending in 2009! Now we are talking about a Griswold holiday season!