Home » Jackson Hole »Lincoln County »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

LVE Offers Advice For Seasonal Decorations

christmas lights

Residents of Northwestern Wyoming who plan to decorate the outsides of their homes for the holiday season will find it most economical to do so with the new technology LED lights.  Lower Valley Energy Spokesman Brian Tanabe says while the initial cost for a string of LED lights is higher than the traditional incandescent lights, the savings in operating them are significant.  Taking a string of 100 traditional lights and running it for 24 hours will cost about 60¢ per day.  Tanabe says add strings and the entire month of December, that begins adding up.  However, he says a string of 100 LEDs will run about 8¢ a day to operate.  With multiple strings, he says the savings grow and grow.  Tanabe points out that since LEDs draw less power, more can be strung together, they are longer lasting, and they remain cool to the touch.  Furthermore, we all know the frustration of finding the burned out bulb that caused the whole string not to light – Tanabe says LED strings remain lit when one light malfunctions since they do not use filaments to light up.   If you are looking for further savings, Tanabe suggests using a timer.  Currently, Tanabe says the electricity rate from the cooperative is about 5¢ per kilowatt-hour which is among the lowest rates in the country.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin