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Light bulb exchange program sheds light on LEDs

October 30, 2018 1:35 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer residents can trade old incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs for LED bulbs during the light bulb exchange program November 7 to 21.

The City of Red Deer is once again running the Light Bulb Exchange program, where residents can exchange old incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs for new LED bulbs.

“We ran the program for the first time last year and it was a great success,” said Danielle Carpenter, Environmental Program Specialist, “Our goal is to show residents first-hand the benefits of LED bulbs, so that they may make the switch when they purchase new bulbs in the future.”

This year, residents can take two or four incandescent or CFL bulbs and exchange them for the same number of free LED bulbs at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 7 to 21, while supplies last.

“LED bulbs are more efficient and cost effective,” said Carpenter, “They can last up to 25 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb and use 45 percent less energy than a compact fluorescent bulb.”

The program is open to Red Deer residents and is limited to four bulbs per household.

Details are available at www.reddeer.ca/LEDexchange.

 

For more information, please contact: 

Danielle Carpenter
Environmental Program Specialist
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8754

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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