DP&L partners with area food banks for energy savings

May 1, 2015 | Posted in Efficient Lighting

It’s a back-to-back win for Miami Valley families served by The Foodbank in Dayton, Second Harvest Food Bank in Springfield and Shared Harvest Foodbank in Fairfield. For the second year in a row, DP&L is donating 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce energy costs.

Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR™ certified compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L. The free CFLs will help families save on energy costs, allowing them to make other priority purchases. We heard from Lee Lauren Truesdale from The Foodbank and Kyle Gulley of East Dayton Christian Church, a pantry served by The Foodbank, about the impact donations of basic commodities like light bulbs can make for at-risk families.

CFL stats:

  • CFLs use about 75% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and can save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb.
  • 160,000 CFLs = $4.8 million in energy savings for Miami Valley families.
  • CFLs last up to 10 times longer than their incandescent counterparts, so you have fewer bulbs to buy and less waste going to landfills.
  • CFLs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and color temperatures. Learn more about the different types of CFLs.
  • CFLs should be recycled when they burn out. Find out how to dispose of CFLs properly.

DP&L offers instant, in-store discounts on CFL and LED light bulbs year-round for customers in the Miami Valley. Be a savings champion and learn where you can save on efficient lighting to be a savings champion.

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