What it took to light Franklin Square

    Geekadelphia did the math and figured out just how much energy and effort it took to light up Franklin Square for the holidays.

    Well, how about 85,500 bulbs, 300 amps, 47,680 watts and 520 hours of prep.

    Geekadelphia also takes some time to chat with John Wilson, the man behind the revitalized park.

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