Twist & Save with energy-efficient bulbs

Twist & Save with energy-efficient bulbs

September 13, 2010

Residents are about to discover that saving energy and money really is as easy as a twist of the wrist. From September 13 through November 30, 2010, residential electric customers of SMMPA's 18 Member Utilities are eligible for reduced pricing on ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at participating retailers. (Limit 12 bulbs per customer, while supplies last.)

ENERGY STAR rated CFLs use up to 75 percent less electricity than standard incandescent light bulbs, last up to 10 times longer, and produce about 75 percent less heat than incandescents, improving safety. By replacing the five most used bulbs in a home with energy-efficient CFLs, families can save about $35 in energy costs during the first year alone.

Today’s CFLs produce bright light at less cost to consumers and businesses because they use less electricity and last longer than incandescent bulbs, saving time and money on replacements. With the wide range of CFL shapes, sizes and styles now on the market, consumers can find an energy-efficient bulb for every situation and enjoy reduced energy costs all year long.