For the last two years, we have been partnering with various organizations and businesses to make sure we are meeting Montgomery County residents where they go. We found a lot of people at breweries so we created Brews and Bulbs events to meet beer drinkers and now we are expanding our reach to spirits.
Starting in October, we will be partnering with ABS locations and local wineries and distilleries to bring you a light bulb exchange at those locations as well.
Remember that these events are no cost and you are able to recycle your old incandescent and CFL bulbs with us. They can be working or burned out. We take every shape and size but we only have 9W Dimmable 2700 Kelvin LEDs to provide in return.
Also, you can bring as many bulbs as you want but we can only provide up to 3 bulbs per person.
Come learn about how LEDs and Libations go together.
We will be at a variety of locations, check back for an updated schedule.
What type of light bulb do we give out?
The bulbs that you will receive when you swap out your old incandescent and CFL bulbs is a dimmable, instant-on 9W LED.
This dimmable A19 LED:
Delivers wide-reaching rays, thanks to a 220° beam angle
Withstands damp conditions, indoors and outdoors
Shines 15x longer than—and offers 80% energy savings over—comparable incandescents
Works in ceiling lights, decorative fixtures and even entirely enclosed fixtures (without overheating them)
Fits E26 existing sockets
How’s color temperature measured?
Color temperature is expressed in kelvin (using the abbreviation “K”), a unit of measure for absolute temperature. When the color temperature is over 5000 K, it’s referred to as “cool-colored” (bluish-white). Lower color temperatures (2700–3000 K) are called “warm-colored” (yellowish-white through red).
These lamps are available in 2700K.
What’s a lumen?
A light’s brightness is measured in lumens (abbreviated as “lm”). If a light bulb is super bright, it produces a lot of lumens. Because LED lighting delivers more lumens per watt of electricity, LEDs are a more efficient light source than incandescent bulbs.
This bulb is about 60 percent more efficient than an standard 10,000 hour fluorescent bulb.
PAST EVENTS – 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with Tenth Ward at White Oak ABS – 11239 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring
Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Hampton Lane Liquor and Wine – 4920 Hampton Lane, Bethesda
Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Westwood Liquor and Wine – 5432 Westbard Ave, Bethesda
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Clarksburg Liquor Store – 12051 Chestnut Branch Way, Clarksburg
Friday, October 25, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Seneca Meadows – 20680 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown
Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at at Kingsview Village Center, 18323 Leaman Farm Rd, Germantown
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Darnestown, 12155 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Seneca Meadows – 20680 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Kingsview ABS, 18323 Leaman Farm Road, Germantown
Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Darnestown ABS, 12155 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Clarksburg ABS 12051 Chestnut Branch Way, Suite 1, Clarksburg
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5 comments on "LEDs and Libations"
I recently started a Gaithersburg Green Drinks which we have monthly. At present it is the first Monday of the month and is held at local watering holes.
I would love to invite you to one of our gatherings to talk for a few minutes and/or do a bulb exchange.
Is this a good fit? Our meetings are usually under 20 people but you would be a draw for the community and we could advertise broadly.
I look forward to making this work.
Beckie St John
I have 2 burnt out LED light bulbs. Should I put them out with the garbage?
I was told that they include hazardous waste and should not go into landfill.
Steve Morrison email@example.com
I also have some new filament bulbs which might be exchanged.
Thank you for contacting us – CFL bulbs are the ones that contain mercury, Here is how to dispose of these: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/DepHowDoI/material.aspx?tag=lights&material_key=29 – If you have LEDs, they can be thrown in the trash.