Whether you are shopping for large or small gifts this holiday season, finding the right gift can be a tough decision. As you mull over your options, FPL suggests that you add energy efficiency to the criteria list. Before handing over your credit card, ask yourself: Just how energy efficient is that electronic gadget atop your son's list? Or, how much will it cost to power your football-loving husband's TV surround system in the months and years after the holiday madness?
When it comes to holiday lighting, LED lights are the bright choice to get you more for your money. The amount of power it takes to operate just one 7-watt incandescent holiday bulb could power two 24-foot LED strings - enough to light a six foot tree (Source: EnergyStar.gov). Additionally, LED light strings last about 10 times longer. (Source: Department of Energy).
Making a list? Checking it twice? Before you head to the store, run a cross-check with FPL's gifts that are on the "nice" energy list. There is something for everyone - from electronics and power tools to media and outdoor decor. Get in the holiday spirit with gift ideas from FPL that will keep your energy bill low this season and in the years to come: