Scientists Warn of Harmful Effects of Christmas Lights

by VR Sreeraman on  December 25, 2008 at 5:40 PM Environmental Health   - G J E 4
 Scientists Warn of Harmful Effects of Christmas Lights
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): Christmas lights are bad for the planet, claim scientists.

The researchers have warned that the lights are harmful for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.

CSIRO researchers suggest that householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas would increase emissions of greenhouse gases, reports the Couriermail.

Dr Glenn Platt, who leads research on energy demand, said: "Energy efficient bulbs, such as LEDs, and putting your Christmas lights on a timer are two very easy ways to minimise the amount of electricity you use to power your lights."

Dr Platt added: "For a zero-emission Christmas light show, you may consider using solar powered lights or sourcing your electricity from verified green power suppliers."

Source: ANI

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