Christmas lighting: the crisis accelerates the shift towards efficiency is reduced 49% average kWh consumed and a 19% the cost of installation power hours rub the 300 in Valencia and Malaga. St. Cruz de Tenerife reaches 400 cost per capita of installation of Madrid Barcelona doubled and lavishes more hours ADECES (Asociacion Pro civil rights economic and social) has conducted the study III on Christmas lighting in 30 cities, 11 more than last year. The data show that the crisis has accelerated the shift to more efficient lighting, in fact, the average kWh consumed is reduced by 49%, while the corresponding to hours of power remains next to the 200; Although there are cities that border on the 300, such as Valencia and Malaga and St. Cruz de Tenerife reaches 400. Adjustment of expenditure also moved to installation costs coming down 19%. With respect to large cities, Madrid and Barcelona, it should be noted that Madrid doubles the cost per capita of installation of Barcelona and exceeded their hours of lit by 32%.
The following conclusions regarding the analyzed parameters are extracted Studio: power on hours-we are still very far from the proposal of 135 hours of power that ADECES made in 2008, this Christmas, the average stands at 197 hours. Only three cities are below the limit proposed by the Association: Calahorra (108) and Cartagena and Puerto de Santa Maria (both with 120). These les are Zamora (149) and Logrono (150) slightly above the recommendation. Thirteen of the 30 analysed cities exceeded the average of 197 hours. So Santa Cruz de Tenerife (400), Valencia (296) and Malaga (274), exceeded the average by 103%, 49% and 39% respectively. To ADECES the number of hours that remain lit lighting in cities before mentioned, even more so in times of crisis, since the effort in efficient lighting seems designed to extend the Christmas lighting, in a clear sign of unnecessary waste is absolutely reprehensible.