Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs.
We will be setting up Lemonade Stands at Community, Recreation, and Senior Centers. Libraries, and Farmers’ Markets throughout the summer. While we won’t have actual lemons or lemonade, we do have a lemon treat and tons of LEDs!!!
The goal of these outreach events is to bring residents tips to help brighten their homes and lower their utility bills! As we say at the Lemonade Stand, “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet”
Thursday, July 1st from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at Potomac Village Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, July 6th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Little Falls Library
Thursday, July 8th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Damascus Library
Tuesday, July 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm outside Long Branch Library
Wednesday, July 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Quince Orchard Library
Tuesday, July 20th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Connie Morella Library
Wednesday, July 21st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Gaithersburg Library
Thursday, July 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm outside Silver Spring Library
Saturday, July 24th from 9:00 – 1:30 pm at Pike Central Farm Market
Monday, July 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm outside Long Branch Pool
Tuesday, July 27th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Noyes Library
Wednesday, July 28th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Olney Library
Sunday, August 1st from 9:00 – 1:30 pm at Bethesda Central Farm Market
Monday, August 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm outside Bethesda Pool
Tuesday, August 3rd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Davis Library
Wednesday, August 4th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Aspen Hill Library
Thursday, August 5th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Rockville Memorial Library
Monday, August 9th from 1:00 -3:00 pm outside Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Outdoor Pool
Tuesday, August 10th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Twinbrook Library
Wednesday, August 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside White Oak Library
Thursday, August 12th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Marilyn Praisner Library
Friday, August 13th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Martin Luther King, Jr Swim Center
Monday, August 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm outside Upper County Outdoor Pool
Tuesday, August 17th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Kensington Park Library
Friday, August 20th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm outside Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool
Monday, August 23rd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Olney Indoor Swim Center
Thursday, August 26th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm outside Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center
These events will also be an opportunity for residents to learn more about the difference between incandescent, compact fluorescent, and LED bulbs and to SWAP out their old bulbs for new, energy efficient ones.
Did you know that we no longer refer to light bulbs in terms of watts? Because LEDs are so energy efficient, we are really concerned about lumens, or the brightness of the bulb. In fact, all light bulbs now have a Lighting Facts label on them that helps consumers decide which bulbs would be best for them. The label includes a bulb’s brightness, energy cost, life, light appearance, and wattage. In addition, the principal display panel on the front of packaging focuses on lumens, a measure of brightness, rather than on watts, a measure of the amount of energy used, and includes the estimated yearly energy cost for each bulb. Bulbs themselves also feature lumens, and in the case of CFLs, a mercury disclosure. The label is an industry tool to help buyers evaluate product performance against manufacturer claims.
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