On Monday I decided to put up the old Christmas tree in the living room. Unfortunately, half of my pre-lit tree lit up. Needless to say, I became increasingly grumpy. After throwing in the towel I went down to Old Time Pottery (and was suprised to see the ‘going out of business sign’). Anyway, I was lucky enough to get a really good deal on a new pre-lit Christmas tree. The only problem with my purchase? I didn’t realize that it was covered with incandescent bulbs!
Did you know that the amount of electricity used by just one little incandescent Christmas bulb is about the same as one hundred and forty LED bulbs (that’s two 24-foot strings of LED lights)? If only Clark W. Griswold knew about that.
Note to self: next time look for the Energy Star lights. Maybe I’ll get those for the outside of the house. Hmmm….
Posted under going green
This post was written by Eric Sorensen on December 2, 2009