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Stamford Residents Invited To Save Money, Energy At Light Bulb Swap

The use of compact fluorescent light bulbs adds to energy efficiency in the home and office. Pick up five energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs at Stamford's light bulb swap Saturday.
The use of compact fluorescent light bulbs adds to energy efficiency in the home and office. Pick up five energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs at Stamford's light bulb swap Saturday. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

STAMFORD, Conn. – The City of Stamford will host a free light bulb swap for residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. 

Stamford residents, with identification, may bring up to five incandescent light bulbs in any condition and exchange them for new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs, free of charge while supplies last. Additional LEDs and lighting products will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

Energy experts from Eversource will be available at the light bulb swap to answer questions and provide attendees with information on how they can save money and energy at home, including information on the popular in-home service, Home Energy SolutionsSM (HES).

“The LED giveaway is a great opportunity for Stamford residents and we encourage them to look into our popular HES program as well,” Eversource’s Energy Efficiency spokesman Enoch Lenge said.

A single LED bulb has a life expectancy of about 23 years, uses up to 90 percent less energy, and can save homeowners as much as $10 per year versus a traditional incandescent bulb, which has about a 1.5- to 2.5-year lifespan. The city is using a $15,000 grant for the exchange, earned through its participation in Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program.

In 2013, Stamford signed the Clean Energy Communities pledge, committing to making efforts to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent, attain 20 percent of municipal electricity needs from renewable sources, and take other actions to support the deployment of clean energy by 2018. Once the pledge is signed by a community, residents and businesses that take advantage of Energize Connecticut energy efficiency solutions can help their city or town earn a grant, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.

Residents and businesses looking to save energy and money should visit EnergizeCT or call 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).

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