This years light count is
71398 and breaks down as follows
Incandescent Mini Lights
29288 LED Mini
1710 LED C9 Bulbs
4438 Rope Lights
4950 RGB Lights
30 Other (flood
lights and strobe lights)
We are currently at
48% LED light usage. A majority of the incandescent mini
lights are in the arches and the porch spindles. Almost have
enough LEDs to redo the arches and 2014 may bring new porch spindle
If all the strings of
lights were lined up from end to end they would stretch well over
To hook up all the
lights over 300 extensions cords are used stretching more than 7000
If all the lights
were turned on at once it would take 238 amps of power. This is according to the amperage listed on
each set of lights. Fortunately I have 400 amps of power in
the garage just waiting to be tapped into.
1000 feet of Cat5
cable is used to hookup all the controller boards.
It takes 18 days to put up and hookup all the lights.
And about 3 or 4 days
to take down and store them all.
The electric bill is
not as much as you would think. My December bill is about $60
more than my November bill. Which is much better than the
$250 bill I would get when the lights were always on.