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.
Some bulbs are provided through Pepco’s Lighting Program which supports the EmPOWER Maryland programs.
We will be at a variety of locations, check here for the updated schedule:
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:
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.