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How many CFLs does it take to light a Christmas display?

December 4, 2006

Tacky lightsIn this season of excessive lights, I can’t help but wonder whether any homeowners who put up lavish displays for the holidays ever give thought to how much extra energy they’re draining from our utilities infrastructure. Do any Christmas light manufacturers even make compact fluorescent bulbs? Not to mention, how about insisting that households that engage in this custom be required to purchase carbon offsets? Now that would engender some worthy holiday cheer!

 

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