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#1 SteamyTea

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 08:13 AM

This is truly horrific

http://phys.org/news...-countries.html

6.63 billion kWh

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:04 AM

"Obscene" might be more appropriate?

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:08 AM

Guy on YouTube made his with pixels. Supposed to run it on a few hundred watts. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
http://www.coolfm.co...e-a-hit-online/

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:23 AM

I just despair when I read something like that.
'Half the power of a hair dryer'
But for how long do they run either.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:27 AM

Yeah but to have a guy who has won the best Xmas display in USA before actually make an effort to conserve some energy has to be a good start. He just has to convince the other couple of hundred million idiot's that it can be done.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:30 AM

You old humbugs

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:32 AM

Or have a very modest display, say one string of LEDs.

I don't know how the UK compares, but if we are equal, then we are still using 1.2 bn kWh.
I think we are not so over the top though.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:14 AM

Well how I work mine is if you can't see it from town glowing in the distance then you haven't enough lights.