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Man heats home with over 4000 Christmas lights

19 November 2013 Last updated at 12:08 GMT

A man from Dumfries has found a rather unusual way to heat his home - by using thousands of Christmas lights.

Darrel Piper, who put up the lights in September, claims that it is cheaper for him to use the lights as a source of warmth, rather than paying for gas.

He has a total of 4050 lights in his front room - with one set being 76-years-old.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive: "The neighbours thought I was mad to start with, but they're used to it now."

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