If your wife is anything like ‘The Mrs. Herself’ (who is Scottish) she will be going around the house turning off the lights you left on!
Not only that, this time of year also brings the added burden of lighting up the Christmas tree for days on end…………..!
So, you’ve gone to great pains to fully research your Christmas decorations, and now you have a kick-ass light set-up adorning your house. But how much is it all costing you?
Electricity doesn’t come free, after all—which is why Rob Cockerham armed himself with a power meter and worked out exactly how much he was spending on electricity charges for Christmas tree lights. Here’s a rundown of how much you’re spending. [Rob Cockerham via Boing Boing]
Our Christmas tree has 5 x 2w led lights sets. It will be lit 24/7 until Jan 1st. At the ongoing Hydro Québec rate of 0.045$ per KW/h it shall cost (0.01KW x 0.054 x 24h x 21 days) so a bit below 30cents. I could buy a time to turn them off during the night but, considering the cost of a timer, it would take about 30 years to pay itself in savings
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