LEDs and Libations

December 2, 2019
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What is LEDs and Libations?

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.

Come learn about how LEDs and Libations go together. 

We will be at a variety of locations, check here for the updated schedule:

NOVEMBER 

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm – We are partnering with MISCellaneous Distillery at Darnestown, 12155 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg

DECEMBER 

  • 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

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.

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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.

 

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Lifetime hours

This bulb is about 60 percent more efficient than an standard 10,000 hour fluorescent bulb.

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PAST EVENTS

  • 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

 

 



One comment on "LEDs and Libations"

  1. Hello,
    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.
    thank you
    Beckie St John

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