Light bulb trade in events

October 17, 2016 | Posted in Efficient Lighting

Thanks to customers who were excited about our incandescent light bulb trade in events at local Walmart stores this past weekend. We have two more events coming up: next Saturday, October 22 in Wilmington and the following Saturday, October 29 in Huber Heights. These light bulb exchanges are part of the ENERGY STAR® Change the World Tour 2016.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many customers had questions at the events, here are answers to some of the most common questions. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please ask in the comments below and we’ll do our best to answer them here.

What types of bulbs can I trade in?

We can accept any type of incandescent or halogen light bulb. We cannot accept compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, because they are efficient bulbs, like LEDs. We want to collect the inefficient incandescent bulbs to help you save energy. Plus, CFLs need to be recycled for proper disposal. Lowe’s and Home Depot will recycle CFLs free of charge, as will many county solid waste facilities. Learn more about recycling CFL light bulbs.

What types of bulbs are available?

We are offering medium base, 60 watt equivalent (9 watt), soft light, a-lamp LED bulbs. While we’ll accept other popular styles of bulbs for trade-in, like flood lamps or candelabra-shaped bulbs, we only have one style of giveaway LED available. DP&L offers discounts on a variety of LED bulb types at local retailers – look for the DP&L discount labels at participating locations.

How many bulbs can I get?

This is an opportunity for customers to replace all the bulbs in their homes with LEDs. We will exchange incandescents for LEDs one-for-one, while supplies last. In an effort to help as many customers as possible make the switch to LEDs, we are limiting exchanges to 24 bulbs per customer.


Thanks again for all of the customers who became savings champions last weekend, we’re looking forward to meeting more at the upcoming events!

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  • Brian Winters

    Drove from Xenia to Wilmington Pike location.Arrived about 12:30 to be told they were already out of bulbs. Many others also were turned away. Considering the wasted energy consumed by their vehicles this was a less than green effort.This was a poorly planed pr stunt. Fiasco!

    • Hi Brian, we’re sorry to hear you were disappointed on Sunday. There was an overwhelming response to the offer, customers were lined up well before the event was scheduled to begin. We tried to alert customers that we were out of bulbs on social media as soon as possible.

      Two additional events are scheduled, one this weekend in Wilmington and another next weekend in Huber Heights if you would like to exchange your bulbs at those events. | email us

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