Tag Archive: LEDs

Senior Planet Montgomery: Lighting & Smart Bulbs

May 28 | 2:00pm–3:00pm EDT Location Online / By Phone Description Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can

Lighten Up!

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

What’s the Connection between Brews and Bulbs Anyway?

Why Brews and Bulbs? A lot of people have asked us why we do events at breweries and we have a bunch of reasons why for the last two years, we have partnered with local breweries: There almost twenty breweries, wineries, distilleries, and coffee roasters in Montgomery County that people visit often so we want

Guess What’s Brewing…another Brews and Bulbs tour in FeBREWary

Guess what’s brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local breweries to bring you another opportunity to swap out old, inefficient bulbs. Why? Because we want you to be able to spend more money at local breweries this month and all year round and one way to do that is by

Where do CFLs go?

Throughout this past summer and fall, DEP’s Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, has been collecting old incandescent and compact florescent (CFL) light bulbs to ensure that Montgomery County residents have the most energy efficient bulbs on the market.     LEDs? But I just switched to CFLs! It may seem like you just switched

Is the future Smart LED Lighting and Controls?

Most people do not realize that the light bulb had not changed their basic design since Thomas Edison’s updated version in 1879. The problem with older light bulbs is that they generate light by heating a thin filament of wire to very high temperatures. Luckily, throughout the years, there have been innovative updates such as

LEDs and Libations

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

Check out the Energy Roadshow!

The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to come and go as they please. There will be informational booths and scheduled 15 minute presentations that we would like you to participate in! Unfortunately, the Roadshow

Brews and Bulbs

What is Brews and Bulbs In 2019, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Energy Programs partnered with local breweries. These events showed residents how to reduce their energy bills, switch to LED bulbs, and keep money in their pocket all while enjoying a cold brew. What do beer and light bulbs have in common? They

Light Bulb Swap at Bauer Drive Community Center

Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we’ll recycle them for you. After the swap, join us for an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays. • 12pm

Light Bulb Swap at Schweinhaut Senior Center

Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we’ll recycle them for you. After the swap, join us for an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays. 12pm –

Light Bulb Swap at Damascus Senior Center

Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we’ll recycle them for you. Attendees can also participate in an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays.

Light Bulb Swap with the Town of Chevy Chase

Light up the holidays at a light bulb swap! The Town of Chevy Chase is partnering with DEP for this energy saving event. Bring in your old CFL or incandescent bulbs, and receive up to 3 free LEDs. You’ll also take home a reusable bag.
ESP Energy Fair

Energizing Student Potential through partnerships

Pepco and the Exelon Foundation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and Montgomery County Public Schools are in the second year of implementing Energizing Student Potential (ESP), a STEM‐focused energy program for grades 5 ‐ 8. ESP brings together standards‐based curriculum for use by library media specialists and their partnering teachers

Join us for Books and Bulbs at your local library

October is National Energy Action Month and we’re celebrating by hosting 6 Books and Bulbs events at libraries across the County. Books and Bulbs is a free event where County residents bring their old lightbulbs and swap them for up to 3 LEDs and a reusable bag. Collect your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs

DEP and Safeway want you to “Lighten Your Load”

During the Summer of 2018, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Safeway stores partnered to help save shoppers energy and money on their lighting with “Lighten Your Load” events. Through the summer, we collected 2,887 bulbs and recycled them properly. On select days at Safeway locations, shoppers were encourgaged to bring old

Lighten the Load with DEP and Safeway

Get up to 3 LEDs and a free reusable bag at an upcoming Safeway event! Bring in your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs and DEP will exchange them for up to 3 new and energy efficient LEDs. The ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs we’re giving away offer a warm white light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt

There’s a way to make your home more energy efficient…for free!

Did you know that there’s an organization in Montgomery County that offers safe and healthy home repairs at no cost to the recipient? There is and the organization is called Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) RTMC works in partnership with state and local governments, community volunteers, nonprofit service providers, and corporate partners to provide free

Let There Be Light: Bulb exchanges are taking place throughout the County

This spring, the County’s Residential Energy Program has partnered with local congregations for the Let There Be Light, Bulb Exchange. This is a collaborative effort between Pepco, Potomac Edison, DEP, and congregations to celebrate the change in season and reduce energy use in the home.   Why is the program called Let there be Light, Bulb Exchange?
Multi-family Apartment Building

For renters, sustainability can be simple too

With so many sustainability programs targeted towards property owners and homeowners, it often seem that renters get left out. Renters are just as “green” as owners and, more often than not, they are paying their own utility bills. What is a renter to do? As with other kinds of residences, apartments afford opportunities large and small