Upcoming Bulb Swaps & Our Initiative

The Clayton County Energy District took an initiative to get 5,000 LED bulbs into the community this year. We are endeavoring to replace 5,000 non-energy efficient light bulbs with efficient LED light bulbs thanks to a grant from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future.

This LED Transition project means 5,000 energy-hogging incandescent light bulbs will be replaced with 5,000 9W LED’s. According to the US Department of Energy, LED’s are 75 times more efficient and can be 25 times longer lasting than incandescent bulbs. Conservatively, each LED bulb can result in $5.60 annual savings, which could mean $28,000 in annual county wide energy savings! Also, a 5,000 countywide LED transition will lead to a 326 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions. 326 metric ton of CO2 emissions is equivalent to the annual energy use for 39 homes; or 37,0000 consumed gallons of gas. The CCED is also making sure to purchase every LED bulb in the county to continue supporting the local economy.

Ready for the Next LED Bulb Swap?

Swap up to 10 incandescents for 10 FREE LEDs!

Catch the Clayton County Energy District this weekend at the Elkader and Guttenberg Farmers’ Markets!

Saturday, August 17th:

Elkader Farmers’ Market | Founders’ Park | 9 am – 12 pm

Guttenberg Farmers’ Market | South River Park Drive | 8 am – 12 pm

 

 

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