To help save the earth, Scrooge MPs are urging Christmas revelers to turn down their lights.

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To help save the earth, Scrooge MPs are urging Christmas revelers to turn down their lights.

Overly cautious MPs are urging Christmas revelers to turn off their lights, but one couple says mega displays are OK if LED lights are used instead to benefit the environment.

Scrooge MPs are urging Christmas revelers to turn off their lights to help save the environment.

Helen and John Attlesey made the call after putting up their famed epic home display early to raise money for charity.

“While we all need some seasonal happiness, much external lighting is needlessly bright,” said Andrew Griffith, head of the Dark Skies all-party parliamentary group.

“A fair compromise would be for homeowners to set timers on their fireplaces so that they do not burn all night.”

“We have to evaluate the effect on our earth against having lots of lights above our doors,” a Green Party official stated.

Philip Dunne, the Tory MP for Ludlow in Shropshire, advised people to use LED lighting, which uses 10% less energy than traditional lighting.

The killjoys have been compared to Mr Hodges, the air raid warden from the sitcom Dad’s Army, who forced people to turn off their lights.

Helen Attlesey, a 70-year-old fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital in Soham, Cambridgeshire, maintained she was well aware of the environmental damage.

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“I’m extremely proud of the fact that I’ve always utilized LED lights because they’re more environmentally friendly,” she remarked.

“I would recommend that everybody with Christmas lights do the same.”

According to GoCompare, a display of 100 five-watt bulbs turned on for six hours a day over the holiday season will consume the equivalent of an additional 23 days of electricity for the average home.

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