Duke Energy Offers Tips For An Affordable And Safe Holiday
Duke Energy has some suggestions to help everyone be safe and save money as they decorate for the holidays.
On average, holiday lighting costs just pennies a day.
However, elaborate displays that use large incandescent bulbs can add as much as $80 to a monthly power bill, depending on the number of bulbs and how long they are lit each day.
The same style bulb that uses a light-emitting diode rated at 65 watts would increase the electric bill by only about $7 a month.
Using mini lights will reduce the cost increase even further -- to about one-dollar a month.
To help customers estimate their holiday lighting costs, Duke Energy has added a calculator to its website.