This home located on Balboa Island in the middle of Newport Harbor, Calif., draws thousands of viewers from all over every year—including visitors who travel by boat! An electronically bedazzled feast for the eyes, the Zimmerman house uses 25,000 lights (digitally synchronized to Christmas songs), to bring its glowing treasures to life—including blinking candy canes, bells, snowflakes, and a 25-foot tree.
- Estimated cost (lights only): $19/hour; keeping them lit for 4 hours a night over 30 days adds up to $2,280/month.
- Estimated cost using only LEDs: $2.50/hour; $300/month.
- Possible electric bill savings: $16.50/hour; $1,980/month.