Sense justifies the decision.

Outside garage lights are six 60 watt candelabra bulbs. When I first got Sense they weren’t detected but I saw that when the lights came on it was about 350 watts. I was leaving them on dusk- dawn but cut back on that schedule after seeing the usage (Thank you Sense!). At the time, replacing them with LED bulbs, based on cost, didn’t make financial sense- as the bulbs blew out I would replace them. A couple months later Sense identified the outside garage lights, I put the Sense app on my wife’s phone and she saw the 348 watt bubble and made a comment on how much energy the outside garage lights used (Thank you again Sense!). Sense estimates $81 per year to run those lights. Since I had a recent reminder about usage from my wife, was in Home Depot and they had the LED lights on a sponsored NH Saves deal. Two 3-Packs cost me $15 ($7.50 each). Each LED light is estimated to use .67 cents per year. Bye-Bye incandescent outside garage lights….

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Without Sense I would never have thought the six candelabra lights would use that much power and cost $80 per year. Sense provided awareness and the information that justified it made sense financially to replace those lights.

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