LED Light Bulb Swap

Clayton County Energy District has an initiative to put 5,000 LEDs into the light sockets of Clayton County

In the midst of this pandemic and all the changes it has brought, one thing is still the same; the Energy District is hard at work, safely serving the Clayton County community. Beginning in June, we will be starting our new program, “The Free LED Delivery.”

Over the course of the summer, we will be delivering LED light bulbs directly to the homes of Clayton County. By the end of July, our hope is to deliver 3,000 light bulbs (for a total of 5,000 light bulbs swapped for the project).

All you will need to do is sign up with your address and leave eight non-LED bulbs outside your front door for us to swap them out for FREE! Enter your information in the form below to receive your FREE energy saving light bulbs. If you have questions, please text (or call) 563-880-6523.

LED Light Bulb Delivery Form

We need to know where to deliver your light bulbs and how to let you know when we will deliver them. We are NOT using your information for any other purpose.

You must provide either email or a phone number (email preferred).

Provide email, phone or both. Email preferred!

Is there anything else we need to know about dropping off your light bulbs? Or do you have a question for us?

The district is able to locally purchase these bulbs thanks to grants received by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future and by the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation.


With this initiative, the county can save roughly $417,500 over the next thirteen years and realize a 4200 metric ton reduction of carbon emissions! How is this possible?

Here is the math:

9W (60W equivalent) LED bulbs last 13.6yrs & cost $14.69 to operate/lifetime

The cost to run 60W incandescent bulb for 13.6yrs =  $98.19

The difference = $83.50 savings for lifetime of the LED bulb

5000 LED’s x $83.50 = $417,500 savings for Clayton County over 13.6 years


9W LED bulb = 135 kilowatt hrs(kWh) in carbon emissions/lifetime
60W incandescent = 900 kWh in carbon emissions/13.6 yrs

The difference = 765 kWh carbon emission reduction

5000 LED’s x 765 kWh saved = 4200 metric ton CO2e reduction for Clayton County over 13.6 years which equates 10.3 Million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle