The Electricity Cost of Running a Christmas Light Display
Twigger, from ETSA, has provided an interesting breakdown of the cost of running
various types of household Christmas Lights.
Modern low voltage (12 – 24 volt) Christmas lighting uses far less electricity than older styles of lighting (festoon - large coloured globes).
following will allow you to approximate the running costs of each type of
obtain the Wattage of the lights;
match the rating in the table below;
The estimated maximum electricity cost for the different load ratings was
calculated assuming 4.5 hrs of usage per night for 4 weeks and an
average price of 20c per Unit (kWh) – the actual price will be subject
to your contract with your retailer.
Steve Twigger, from ETSA
This information was provided by ETSA Utilities, Major Sponsor of The Lights of Lobethal, at an information evening held in The Centennial Hall Lobethal on July 27th 2007