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