Snohomish County PUD customers are embracing energy-saving LED and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) like never before. Since the utility launched a lighting promotion in 2000, it has sold more than 10 million bulbs through a network of local retailers. That’s more than 30 bulbs for every home in Snohomish County and Camano Island!
The utility started the program at a handful of smaller hardware and grocery stores throughout Snohomish County. Today, discounts are offered at more than 150 retailers throughout the county, including multiple locations of Costco, Bartell Drug, Walgreens and Fred Meyer.
More than 100 models and varieties of efficient lighting are available, including globes, table lamp bulbs, dimmables, recessed cans and three-way bulbs. Efficient lights also are available in a variety of colors, ranging from yellowish (warm) to white to bluish-white light (cool).
CFLs last about 10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs and use one-fourth the energy. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use one-tenth the energy. By using 10 9-watt LEDs, you save more than $90 each year!
For more information about PUD discounts for efficient lighting, click here or call the Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.