160,000 efficient light bulbs donated to local food banks

May 5, 2016 | Posted in Efficient Lighting

For the third year in a row, DP&L has donated 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families served by The Foodbank in Dayton, Second Harvest Food Bank in Springfield and Shared Harvest Foodbank in Fairfield save on 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 spoke with Lora Davenport from The Foodbank and Pastor Reginald Harvey of United Community Brethren Church, a pantry served by The Foodbank, about the impact donations of basic commodities like light bulbs can make for at-risk families.

In addition, DP&L employees volunteered at the The Foodbank, inserting flyers with information on proper disposal of CFL bulbs and more tips to help families save energy at home.

DPL volunteers at The Foodbank

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.

DP&L offers instant, in-store discounts on CFL and LED light bulbs year-round for customers in the Miami Valley. Ready to Be a Savings Champion? Get more lighting tips and learn where you can get discounts on efficient lighting on our website.

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