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.
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!