Step into the light. Make the switch to LED lamps and receive a $5 per bulb incentive for residential services. Click here to download an incentive application form.
In recent years, LEDs have taken the lighting industry by storm. Simply put, an LED is a chip of semiconducting material that releases energy in the form of light. LEDs are used just like ordinary bulbs. However, not all LED products are created equal. They may vary in quality, energy use, and life span. Be sure to do your research before purchasing, and look for the ENERGY STAR label.
More about LEDs:
- They last up to 35 times longer than incandescent lights and 4 or more times as long as fluorescents.
- They produce more light per watt than incandescent bulbs.
- They light up instantly and many are dimmable.
- They waste little energy because most of the light may be directed where it is needed.
- They do not contain mercury.
- They generate almost no heat, which can help reduce air conditioning costs.
With so many choices of lighting available today, it is easier to compare “lumens” which is an actual measure of brightness, with the amount of energy (Watts) consumed.
Check the labels. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) worked with manufacturers to develop a new label for all residential lamp packaging. It includes brightness (in Lumens), estimated operating cost, life expectancy, color of light (warm, cool), and energy used.
In 2015, you can receive $5 per LED bulb incentive (limit 15 bulbs) for residential services. Download the Residential LED incentives application and guidelines form here.
If you have any questions on the 2015 energy efficiency program incentives, please call our Energy Services Representative, Mark Gronau, at (800) 675-2185.