12-06-2007, 01:30 PM
The picture won't reveal the answer, except maybe it's in DC and blue.
This Christmas tree is greener than ones in years before - how so?
12-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Are those LED lights on the tree?
12-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Are those LED lights on the tree?Brilliant!
12-06-2007, 01:43 PM
I was thinking about getting some this year. Turns out, we already have more than needed, so I'll just use what's on hand. Next time I'm shopping for lights, though... ;)
12-06-2007, 08:10 PM
We switched to all LEDs on the xmas tree last year. One reason is I got tired of trying to trouble shoot the incandescent bulbs that always seem to have one burned out or loose in the string and impossible to find I bet most people throw out a few sets each year. They generate almost no heat so the tree seemed to last longer. I expected to see a difference in the electric bill but it was not apparent. (Too many variables.) The blue LED bulbs are way cool.
12-06-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm going to led's next year on a new unlit tree. I put our current tree up for the 4th time this year and it has been pain every year. It is pre-lit and those are tough to troubleshoot. It took 3 hours last year to get a couple sections burning and about an hour this year. I plugged the killawatt into it and it used 578 watts in 2.75 hours.
a guy in the cube across from me has some LED x-mas lights in his cube... they look nice
12-07-2007, 08:30 AM
The Rockefeller Center tree uses LEDs too this year, and is partially solar-powered:
We're hitting up Manhattan next weekend and will stop by to check it out.
12-07-2007, 11:15 PM
My cat has made me so green! No lights, trees, etc., he tears it all down.
ma and pa
12-08-2007, 08:01 AM
It came from the greenest state, the Green Mountain State, Vermont. Ma and Pa
12-10-2007, 11:06 AM
Reminds me of this guy down the street whose lighting display is reminiscent of the Griswold's...
I saw him on the news claiming at least 50,000 bulbs.
50,000 * .5 watt * 6 hours / night * 31 nights in Dec = 4.65 MW-hour
At $0.08 per KW-h here in TN, only $372 to annoy the neighbors for a month.
And that is an optimistic calculation, I'm sure they are on longer than 6 hours a night, and at least 10k of those bulbs are larger than the .5 watt assumption for the mini-bulbs.
And that's not including the motorized garbage.