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By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 08 2015
If you’re ready to satisfy your inner Clark Griswold and put up holiday decorations that can be seen from outer space, National Grid wants you to know that you can do so without adding dramatically ...
Light up this holiday season with LEDs - it provides greater efficiency and safety.
Photo by: Erin Marie Payne, via Free Images.
Long Island, NY - December 3, 2015 - If you’re ready to satisfy your inner Clark Griswold and put up holiday decorations that can be seen from outer space, National Grid wants you to know that you can do so without adding dramatically to your energy bill.
Light-emitting diode (LED) decorative light strings have definite advantages over the incandescent versions because they use substantially less energy to produce the same amount of light. So, if you are thinking about chucking that tangled ball of light strings hiding in your basement and starting over, keep these cost comparisons in mind.
A string of 100 incandescent mini twinkle lights, burning six hours per day, will cost about 81 cents per month to operate, based on current electricity rates. That same 100 light string, using LED technology, would cost just 15 cents to operate. The C-7, or 1.5 inch bulbs, would cost about $10.17 for the month using incandescent bulbs, but just $1.02 using LEDs. The 2-inch C-9 bulb comparison is $14.24 for incandescent, and $2.03 for LED.
While LEDs usually cost more to purchase, the potential for savings over time is significant. LEDs are generally more durable as the bulbs are made of epoxy rather than glass, and can last as much as 10 years longer than standard lights without fading. LEDs also are safer to use as the bulbs remain cool to the touch no matter how long they have been on.
Here are some other efficiency and safety tips to keep the holidays healthy and affordable:
About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization).
For more information please visit here, or the Connecting website, follow on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram
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