27 sep Seattle Gives Out Discounts To LED Lighting Buyers
City Light offers up to a $10 instant discount on select Energy Star qualified LED light bulbs and fixtures. LEDs are high in lifespan and low in energy consumption, but they cost more than most other types of lamps. The discounts, combined with falling prices in general, are expected to help to speed the adoption of LEDs in Seattle.
“Our customers have been telling us how much they like the new LED bulbs, but the higher initial cost has limited sales,” City Light Conservation Resources Director Glenn Atwood said in a news release. “Twist & Save discounts are designed to help people overcome the initial price barriers on emerging energy efficient technologies. We’re happy to now be able to offer them on a select number of LED products.”
There are many LED bulbs on the market, however Seattle City Light is providing an instant discount only on frequently used bulbs such as the traditional A-lamp, reflector type bulb and PAR bulbs, that have the same brightness (lumen output) of an incandescent and are dimmable. Discounted products are designated with the Seattle City Light logo. Seattle City Light expects to add more LED products to the Twist & Save program in upcoming months.
Residential customers may purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs and 4 LED recessed can fixtures. Twist & Save discounts are applied instantly at the cash register when a customer makes a purchase. The LED discounts are offered at seven local retailers: Bartell Drugs, Burien Ace, Costco, Home Depot, Mobile Electric, Sam’s Club and Pacific Supply. Traditional A-lamp 60 watt replacements are carried at Bartell Drugs, Costco, Home Depot and Pacific Supply.
Seattle City Light will be hosting several outreach events in April, 2013, to promote energy-efficient lighting and help answer customer questions about lighting choices.