CHRISTMAS A real attraction during the end-of-year celebrations with up to 20,000 visitors, the “illuminated house” of Lantéfontaine will reduce its electricity consumption. There will be “only” 50,000 LEDs lit
The “illuminated house of Lantéfontaine” will be dedicated to Harry Potter this year. — Mathieu Przybylski
- In Lantéfontaine, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, a family's house and garden are adorned with illuminations every year and attract thousands of visitors.
- But how are the organizers saving energy?
- “We will only light on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The other years, it was also on Fridays and it lasted longer in the evening, until 9 p.m., ”explains Mathieu Przybylski.
The final checks are in progress. “There might be a few tinsel left. hang on and we have to start the show again. white”, says Mathieu Przybylski, not very worried. Like every year since 1998, the “illuminated house” of his parents, to Lantefontaine (Meurthe-et-Moselle), should delight its public from this Saturday, November 19 to December 31.
For the theme devoted to to Frozen in 2016, “20,000 people” had marched in the family garden. Between the terrace of his neighboring grandmother and therefore that of the parents, whose vast facade is entirely decorated. In total, there are approximately “50,000 LEDs” who have been installed by the quartet.
“Ça corresponds to; an oven on”
Far too much to the time of soaring energy prices and sobriety requested by the government? “It’s less than usual because the recommendations have been taken into account,” replies the 30-year-old. “We will only be lighting on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:45 p.m. 7:45 p.m. In other years, it was also Friday and it lasted longer in the evening, until 9 p.m.”
The electricity bill necessarily took a hit… “Not while çhas! With all these LEDs consuming very little, it was estimated that ça corresponds to an oven on. Severe; çit really shouldn’t do much,” corrects Mathieu Przybylski, still as invested in the preparation of the event. Translator for the Disneyland Paris amusement park, he manages it from a little further afield but never misses an opportunity to return to help in his native Lorraine. ““It starts in January with the plans for the next edition and then we start planning. install at; from Augustût.” Not really between pure amateurs since his father is… electrician.
Decorative elements also adorn the garden. – Mathieu Przybylski
But the “illuminated house of Lantefontaine” cannot be reduced to its LEDs. All around, a real scenography is set up. With a renewed theme every year. For this Christmas 2022, it’s Harry Potter who has been chosen and therefore succeeds the Grinch. The famous magician will not be there. in person but his universe has been reproduced.
““We built three towers as for Hogwarts castle and commissioned sets in England to replicate the Gryffindor common room. There will also be the Sorting Hat and the three-to-one show. five minutes is about Voldemort” “Seeing the joy in people's eyes and their enthusiasm.” Period of sobriety or not.