Calculate Energy Savings This Holiday Season

KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 14, 2016 – Kissimmee Utility Authority has launched a web-based holiday lighting calculator to help customers estimate how much it will cost to power their holiday displays this year. To launch the calculator, visit

Households traditionally use more energy during the holidays. Decorative lights, for example, can drive up energy use. The good news is with a little knowledge customers can manage their energy use while keeping traditions in place.

The lighting calculator helps customers determine the most efficient way to light their home, comparing incandescent light strings to those featuring LED bulbs. LED bulbs consume far less energy than incandescent bulbs, but have other advantages as well:

  • Safer – LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion, less heat in the home or burnt fingers.
  • Sturdier – LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage.
  • Longer lasting – The same LED string could still be in use up to 40 holiday seasons from now.
  • Easier to install – Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. Please remember to follow all manufacturer’s requirements as some LEDs may differ depending on brand and size.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 70,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.