Uniondale, NY- October 3, 2007- Long Islanders can save $63 a year in energy costs by changing just five light fixtures in their homes. And, if everyLIPA residential customer replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, enough energy would be saved to light more than 7,000 homes for a year; reduce annual energy costs by more than $13 million; and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 70,000 cars.
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced today it will encourage its customers to participate in the national Change A Light, Change the World campaign by hosting a pledge to replace at least one incandescent light bulb with a Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CFL). Each year the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency join with organizations across the country – including LIPA -to encourage every American to change out the incandescent light bulbs in their home with ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting. The pledge can be found on the LIPA Web site (www.lipower.org).
As of October 1st and running through December 31st, 2007, LIPA once again began rebating $1.00 per bulb per pack of ENERGY STAR spiral CFLs, $2.00 on third party tested specialty lamps (globes, A-lamps, 3-way bulbs and dimmable bulbs), and new for this year, LIPA introduced a $2.00 rebate on cold cathode light bulbs. (A cold cathode is much like neon lighting, although up to five times brighter, and it has one of the longest lives of any lighting fixture at about 50,000 hours.)
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