O, Christmas tree, how do we light thy branches?
Q: How many lights does it take to illuminate SU’s Christmas tree in the Library Plaza?
“We decided to install energy-efficient LED lights which will be reused in future,” Lynch said. “We used 17 strings of 250, totaling 4,250 lights. Each string cost $28, totaling $476.”
While comparable traditional lighting is initially cheaper at $12 per string, Lynch points out that the lights would have to be thrown away each year. Not only that, the burning cost for traditional lighting, at $12.24 a day, is 15 times the cost of powering the LEDs, which are using 10 kilowatts at just $.80 per day.