Utility companies recommend money-saving holiday illumination tips

f you need to replace strands of Christmas lights for your holiday decorating this year, Duke Energy and others suggest that you consider the purchase of light-emitting diode bulbs instead of lights using incandescent bulbs.

The utility, which provides electricity in Seymour, Brownstown, Crothersville and Medora, said the sometimes costlier light-emitting diode or LED bulbs can provide a savings in the long run. They’re cheaper to keep lit.

For instance, six 100-bulb sets of large, incandescent bulbs (600 bulbs total) plugged in for six hours every evening can add up to $80 to a monthly power light bill.

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