Christmas Lights Energy Consumption
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. However, due to the turmoil on energy markets more and more people worry about their electricity consumption. Luckily, this is no reason to keep your Christmas lighting in the attic as the newest generation with LED technology will barely have an influence on your energy bills.
Below we show you the consumption of two Christmas garlands from Velleman Group's range, the longest and the most consuming.
|Length||40 m||24 m|
|Number of LEDs||600||2040|
|Power consumption||7,2 W||15 W|
|Operating time||6 h/day during 30 days||6 h/day during 30 days|
|Total energy consumption||1,3 kWh||2,7 kWh|
|Total energy cost during 1 Christmas season*||€ 1||€ 2|
Energy consumption Christmas lights vs other energy consuming home appliances
So Christmas lights don't take a big bite out of your budget. More than that, it is one of the smallest energy consumers at home. To prove it, we have listed some energy-hungry home appliances and compared their energy consumption and cost. Do you know your energy guzzlers?
Comparison table :
|Home appliance||Power||Average operating hours / day||kWh / month||Cost / month||kWh / year||Cost/year|
|Christmas garland||7,2 W||10||2,20||€ 1,5||26,35||€ 18|
|LED TV||60 W||3||5,49||€ 3,8||65,88||€ 46|
|15" laptop||130 W||8||31,72||€ 22||380,64||€ 267|
|Combi fridge||200 W||2,15||13,12||€ 9||157,38||€ 110|
|Microwave oven||1.000 W||0,5||15,25||€ 0,7||183||€ 128|
|Vacuum cleaner||1.800 W||0,43||23,53||€ 16,5||282,34||€ 198|
|Electric kettle||2.000 W||0,25||15,25||€ 11||183||€ 128,10|
|Induction cooktop||2.500 W||1,93||147,05||€ 103||1.765||€ 1.235|
|Hybrid heat pump||5.000 W||2,75||419,38||€ 294||5.033||€ 3.523|
|EV charger 3 phase (11 kWh)||11.000 W||4,02||1347,03||€ 943||16.164||€ 11.315|