Every year, Lights of Hope returns to St. Paul’s Hospital with a spectacular display of holiday lights. Join us in November when the 2015 display will be lit for the first time. Event details to come.
About the Lights of Hope display
Since 1998, we have brought attention to the Lights of Hope fundraising campaign by building a spectacular display of lights at St. Paul’s Hospital. Today, Lights of Hope is an annual holiday tradition that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to St. Paul’s to see the display, which is built by volunteers using donated materials – including 10 kilometers of lights!
According to BC Hydro, despite its size and scope, Lights of Hope uses very little energy. To operate the full display results in an energy bill of just $65 each night. A big part of this energy efficiency is the use of LED bulbs, which account for 60% of the lights. LED bulbs last for 4000 hours, which is twice as long as incandescent bulbs; and strings of LED bulbs use only 1 to 3 kilowatt hours of energy, while strings of incandescent bulbs use anywhere from 12 to 105 kilowatt hours.