With the holiday season now in full swing, millions of Americans are committing time to decorate their homes with festive lights. Within a matter of hours, neighborhoods transform into brightly-lit beacons of seasonal celebration. Below are some unique electrical facts regarding holiday lights in the United States.

- A six foot Christmas tree that is lit 12 hours a day for 40 days with 280 LED lights will cost .61 US dollars.

- Christmas light usage accounts for 6.63 billion kilowatt hours of electricity consumption every year. Enough to power 14 million refrigerators.

- In 2011, American’s spent $6 billion on Christmas lights.

- Edward Johnson; Thomas Edison’s business partner, hand-wired an 80-bulb strand of red, white, and blue light bulbs and dangled them around his Christmas tree.

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