This spring, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local congregations for the Let There Be Light, Bulb Exchange. This is a collaborative effort between Pepco, Potomac Edison, DEP, and congregations to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home.
As the days get longer, we may not be using as much lighting in our homes. But the lighting we do use is important for saving energy and money.
Spring is the opportunity for people to recycle their older inefficient incandescent and CFL light bulbs for fancy, new LEDs. As part of the Let there Be Light Bulb Exchange, DEP staff will visit congregations across Montgomery County to bring lighting and to enlighten members about the benefits of switching their lightbulbs.
Even though the days are getting longer and we have access to more daylight, we still rely on lights in our homes for many reasons – to brighten a room, to read, and to light our meals when we’re dining.
We want to make sure we are using the most energy efficient option as possible – LEDs.
LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are the latest technology for lighting your home and they produce light in a more energy efficient way than ever before. ENERGY STAR certified LEDs also provide tons of benefits to residents:
DEP is trying to make it as easy for possible for people to make the switch to LEDs. If you are interested in a quick, no-cost way to save energy in your home, we would suggest contacting your utility to schedule a Quick Home Energy Checkup.
The Let There Be Light, Bulb Exchange program has already switched over 150 incandescent and CFLs for LEDs which is saving residents energy and money every day!