Sunday, December 12, 2010

House Covered with Christmas Lights is Spectacularly Costly

The feeling of joy on having colored lights this Christmas at your home can be incomparable to most people that they at least have some Christmas lights in their house. But some can get too extravagant in lighting the entire house and garden using 1 million lights just like the Faucher Family of Delaware. This has already become a tradition for them every month of December that they setup lights most importantly for 25 years now. But how much would be the electric cost to maintain these bright and beautifully arranged Christmas lights? Let’s compute.

With the help of House Logic’s estimations and calculations, they have come up with a staggering result that will make you gawk. In a month of lighting the Faucher house with 1 million lights every 4 hours a night, they have computed an electric consumption of $82,320! Now that’s a bill worth celebrating the whole Christmas season!

House Logic has estimated the cost of $686 per hour if the 1 million lights are 5 watt-C7 bulbs. Assuming that they are using it for at least 4 hours each night for 30 days, there will be a total of 120 hours for the entire month. Multiply the cost per hour to the total hours in a month, the total charge for electricity will be $82,320. On the other hand, if the family will shift to LED lights, it will only cost them $89 per hour which will give them $71,640 savings for the month.

Photo credit: House Logic via Gizmodo

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