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Energy Savings Calculation for Lighting

How to Calculate Energy Savings for Lighting: Is there any difference in the energy savings if I replace light bulbs in a regular 120 volt fixture or in a 12 Vac low voltage fixture?

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: Is there any difference in the energy savings calculation if I replace light bulbs in a regular line voltage (120Vac) fixture or in a low-voltage (12Vac) fixture?

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Energy Savings Calculation

Note: It is important to note that watts are watts, no matter what the voltage will be.

How to Calculate Energy Savings for Lighting

Watts x Hours x Cost Per KWH /1000 = Cost/Savings

Note: Keep inĀ  mind that the KWH Rate is Cost Per 1000 Watt Hours so you will have to divide the results by 1000.

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