US Uses More Energy On Christmas Lights Than Some Nations Do All Year
The U.S. uses 6.6 billion kilowatt hours to power Christmas lights each year. Countries like El Salvador and Honduras use less than that in a year.By Ethan Weston | December 26, 2015
Overall, the amount of electricity used to power Christmas lights in the U.S. each year is pretty minimal. Just 6.6 billion kilowatt hours — or 0.2 percent — of our yearly electricity consumption.
But that's more than a lot of countries use in an entire year.
For instance, El Salvador only uses 5.7 billion kilowatt hours a year, Honduras uses 5.1 billion, Cambodia uses 3.6 billion — and Nepal uses even less at 3.3 billion.