Christmas Lights Electricity Cost Calculator

Christmas Lights Electricity Cost Calculator

Christmas Lights Electricity Cost Calculator

Ever wonder how much you are really spending on your Christmas Lights?

Think about LED vs traditional lights and wondering how much you'll save?

Use this handy form to answer both these questions. Just enter in how many bulbs, sets, or nets you plan to install or purchase and you'll see how much you'll spend on electricity to run your lights based on your cost of electricty.

Energy Cost Calculator

Number of C7 bulbs (5 watts per bulb)
Number of C9 bulbs (7 watts per bulb)
Number of Mini Lights (avg .45 watts per bulb)
Number of 150 mini light net lights (multiply by 67 watts)
Number of LED light sets (avg 2 watts per set)
Number of LED light bulbs (avg .65 watts per bulb)
Total kW
Enter price you pay for electricity: $/kWH example: .15
Total cost of electricity per hour

Tips to Save on Electricity

If you are surprised by the results of our electricity calculator you might consider some of the following tips:

  • Limit Light Time. Put your lights on a timer. Few Holiday-goers are out and about at 2 am in the morning. Be sure to use a durable Christmas lights timer that is made to withstand the elements. Install it in a place that is easy to access so you can make changes as the days get even shorter.
  • Choose Energy-efficient Lights. You might consider going LED. A bit pricier than traditional Christmas lights due to a more complicated manufacturing process, they use 80-90% less energy than incandescents. These fabulous cutting edge Holiday Lights don't have exactly the same look as what you are used to so you might consider getting a couple of sets to try at first.
  • Shorten the Season. Consider when you put your lights up. We are big personal fans of putting them up at the end of November and leaving them up until January. Take a good look at your budget and see if this timing works for you - a week later and down by New Year's may be the way to go.

Above all, have fun with your Christmas lights as you celebrate the Christmas Season.

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Shipping Policy

Shipping exception notice: We are closed for 4th of July week. Orders placed now will ship the week of July 11, 2022.

We are currently shipping Monday - Thursday with most orders shipping the same or next business/shipping day. 

Once an order is placed it is put immediately into a shipping queue, this means we cannot cancel or modify your order once completed. If you have ordered incorrectly, you can return any uninstalled items that have been shipped to you. See our Shipping, Warranty, and Returns page for more information.

To Prevent Delays

Please double-check the address. Include a correct phone number to be used only if there is an issue with the order.  We do not ship to PO Boxes. Orders with PO Box addressing will be delayed while the customer is contacted and the address is corrected.

To prevent delays: Confirm the wire color of all items. Confirm that bulbs and cords match (for example, C7 with C7, C9 with C9, E12 bulb with E12 cord). Confirm SPT rating of cords and plugs match.

Delivery Timeframe Notices Regarding Air Orders (Excluding Holidays)

Orders placed via ground service should arrive in 1-5 business days depending on your zip code. This estimate does not include weekends or major Holidays.  

2-Day air orders shipped on Thursday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. Next-Day orders shipped on Friday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. No orders are delivered on the weekend and the weekend does not count as days in transit.

Due to these unprecedented times and high shipping volumes, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee the day and time of any method of shipping, including 2-Day and Next Day Air Service.

To ensure prompt shipping verify that your order is correct. Please do the following checks:

1. Confirm bulb bases and cord sockets match. 
2. Confirm 18 AWG wire SPT rating matches the SPT rating of plugs.
3. For bulk C7/C9 bulbs and cords orders, don't forget gilbert plugs, if required.
4. Double-check the wire color on all strings lights.