12/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/04/2018 01:51
Tampa Electric offers holiday lighting safety and savings tips
Switching to LED lights can mean big savings-86 percent when lighting a 6-foot tree
TAMPA, December 3, 2018
As folks deck the halls in coming days, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season.
Consider investing in energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lights have dropped in price in recent years and are now available in many colors and styles. LEDs produce very little heat, so they reduce the risk of a fire and are safer than incandescent lights. They are also more durable.
And, since they use less energy, LEDs will save you money. Our team of energy experts ran side-by-side evaluations of 600 LED and non-LED mini lights-enough for a 6-foot tree. To light the tree for 6 hours a day for a month, the non-LED mini lights will cost about $4.50, while the LED mini lights cost just 60 cents.
At Tampa Electric, where safety is a top priority, we offer these additional tips for your home during the holidays:
For additional safety tips, please visit us online at www.tampaelectric.com/safety.
Tampa Electric, one of Florida's largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves about 750,000 customers in West Central Florida. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.