Incandescent bulbs consume more energy than, for example, LED bulbs. This way you save 8 times less energy. Handy to know for the Christmas month that is almost around the door.
The holidays are approaching! It remains to be seen whether we will also encounter the over-the-top front yards full of Christmas lights this year with Christmas lights. You can read in this article how festive the Christmas lights will be for your wallet.
Consider which lights you use
A Christmas cord with 20 lights, a Christmas star as a peak or a light hose of 15 meters? If you turn on the bulbs of your Christmas lights for a few hours a day for the atmosphere (instead of all day), you can save money this way too. However, in practice it turns out to be disappointing: switching off Christmas lights is often forgotten.
For example, set a timer on your Christmas lights. This can quickly save you a few euros. Do you also replace the incandescent lamps with LED lighting? Then you use less at all.
How much does Christmas lights cost you?
Do you want to calculate the consumption of your Christmas lights yourself? Currently, a kilowatt hour of electricity costs about 0.895 euros. For example, if you have Christmas lighting with 10 old Christmas lamps, you will consume 10 to 15 watts per hour in an hour. Do you have LED lighting with the same number of Christmas lights? Then you consume an average of 1 to 4 watts.
What about Christmas lights in shopping centers?
The entrepreneurs also had the question this year: will there be Christmas lights, with current energy prices? In Nijmegen, for example, the lighting is switched on for eleven instead of thirteen weeks in shopping centers. Groningen has chosen to switch on the Christmas lights for a shorter period of time. Most cities are adopting this example. The lights do not light up as long to save energy, but it is a fact that they do come on.