Many Canadians decorate their homes with seasonal lights to spread holiday cheer. But seasonal lights can also significantly add to your electricity bill.
Did you know? The amount of electricity consumed by a single 7-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LED bulbs—enough to fill about 15 metres of strings (two 24-foot strings).
Here’s a bright idea! Why not choose ENERGY STAR qualified decorative light strings (DLS) to decorate indoors and out?
ENERGY STAR qualified DLS use 95 per cent less energy than traditional DLS and will save you money on your electric bill. They are durable, lasting up to ten times longer than regular bulbs and produce less heat, reducing the risk of fire. They have a three-year warranty and the outdoor strings have passed weather testing. But more importantly, by dramatically reducing energy consumption, qualified DLS are environmentally friendly and can reduce greenhouse gases.
To find out how you can save energy and money, while making a difference this holiday season, visit our Energy Efficiency page.
Have a safe holiday season and be sure to check out the Christmas Lights Across Canada display near you!