How Much Is Your Electricity Bill?

The most common question people ask about Oly Lightstravaganza is “how much is your electricity bill?!?”, assuming we spend bazillions of dollars to power the display. Not so, owing in large part to the display being composed primarily of LED lights, which are far more efficient than traditional incandescent lighting.

We could just give you the answer to the cost question in dollars and cents, but what fun would that be? Instead, let’s complicate things by taking a trip down memory lane to high school physics.

Here’s how we figured out the cost to run the 2012 display:

Not too bad, huh?