Calculate the cost of your holiday lights
Holiday lights are going up all across the country, bringing bright colors and welcome cheer. But if you wonder how much your energy bill will go up, Duke Energy has the solution.To help customers plan and manage their light displays, Duke Energy offers a holiday lighting energy calculator that estimates holiday lighting costs. Estimate your costs before decorating and incorporate efficient, budget-friendly lighting options.Holiday lighting calculator: duke-energy.com/holidayUsers can identify the type of lights, the number of 100-bulb strands and how many hours the lights will be used per day to estimate the energy cost per day and per month. Based on their lighting selections, customers can receive energy-efficient tips and options.For example, six 100-bulb sets of large, incandescent bulbs (600 bulbs total) plugged in six hours every evening can add about $75 to a monthly power bill.By comparison, six 100-bulb sets of similarly styled light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs would increase a monthly power bill by only about $5. Using six 100-bulb sets of mini-LED bulbs would increase a monthly power bill by only 72 cents.