X-Mas Lights

Hi,
I don't know if this is the right group, but maybe someone here can help me.
Does anyone know how much electrical power is consumed year by year from the
outdoor x-mas lights? How much is it in the states or how much in a small
city, let's say with a population of 40,000? Is there a web page where I can
find such statistics?
Thank You!
Mark
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Kiesewetter
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A lot of variables involved in that question, such as which families put lights outside, how many, and how long they keep them on every night. I put my lights up this weekend. I put up 5 sets of icicle lights rated at .6 amps each set, so there's 3 amps, or about 360 watts right there. Another 10 sets of mini lights at about .33 amps each, 3.3 amps total or 400 watts. then 2- 60 watt bulbs to light up my snowman and santa figurines. So all together I'm pushing about 880 watts for 5 hours every night for approx 35 days, which turns out to be 154KW total for the x-mas season, and a big electric bill. But hey it's christmas, right? Besides I love when my neighbors pass by my house and admire the display.
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MikePier

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