Lighten Up!

March 3, 2020
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What is Lighten Up?

It is a new outreach initiative from Montgomery Energy Connection. We will be setting up informational tables at Community, Recreation, and Senior Centers throughout the County. We will also be visiting Farmer’s Markets as soon as the weather permits and the markets open.

The goal of these outreach events is to bring residents tips to help brighten their homes and lower their utility bills!

Join us! 

Come find us at one of the Community, Recreation, Senior Centers and Farmers’ Markets we will be visiting.

  • May 14, 2020 (Thursday) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at MidCounty Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring

Swap Your Bulbs 

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.

 

If you would like us to come to your location please email us at energy@montgomerycountydep.gov 

Past Events 

  • March 7, 2020 (Saturday) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Damascus Community Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus
  • March 9, 2020 (Monday) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Jane Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase 
  • March 10, 2020 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring
  • March 11, 2020 (Wednesday) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Longwood Community Recreation Center, 19300 Georgia Ave, Brookeville
  • March 12, 2020 (Thursday) from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Plum Gar Recreation Center, 19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown


3 comments on "Lighten Up!"

  1. Joel Teitelbaum says:

    Gwendolyn Coffield Center On Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring. When will this Energy reduction Lightbulb exchange session take place?

    1. Larissa Johnson says:

      All of the dates and locations are listed above, March 10, 2020 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring

  2. Joel Teitelbaum says:

    Gwendolyn Coffield Center On Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring. When will next Energy reduction Lightbulb exchange session take place?

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