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Puget Sound Energy to Offer Free LED, CFL Bulbs at Fred Meyer this Weekend

Puget Sound Energy customers can receive compact fluorescent bulbs and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs this weekend at the Bellevue Fred Meyer.

Thinking about making the switch from regular bulbs to energy-efficient LED bulbs? Puget Sound Energy is offering up to five free LED bulbs this weekend at an event at the Bellevue Fred Meyer.

Puget Sound Energy provided the following information on the event:

Puget Sound Energy’s Rock the BulbTM: The Re-Energize Tour 2012 is coming to Bellevue, Wash. to give even more of the energy company’s residential electric customers the chance to save energy and hundreds of dollars on their electric bill with free light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Rock the Bulb will be held at the Bellevue Fred Meyer at 2041 148th Ave NE, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New to Rock the Bulb, customers can receive LED bulbs in addition to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Customers who attend Rock the Bulb can exchange up to 15 of their old inefficient incandescent bulbs for the same number of free ENERGY STAR®-qualified energy-saving bulbs, choosing from a variety of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and up to five LED bulbs. 

“We are thrilled to be able to provide our customers with the opportunity to try LED lighting in their homes for free through our Rock the Bulb light bulb exchange event,” said Jason Van Nort, PSE’s local government and community relations manager.

LED bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy while producing the same quality and brightness of light that customers are used to getting from incandescent bulbs. ENERGY STAR-qualified LED bulbs have a lifespan of up to 25 years and ENERGY STAR-qualified CFL bulbs can last up to 10 years and use up to 78 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. The average incandescent bulb can last up to 1,000 hours or one year. While an LED bulb isn’t significantly more efficient than a CFL bulb, its long life makes it more cost effective. LED bulbs are also dimmable, making them a great solution for kitchen and dining room lights.

In advance of Rock the Bulb, PSE’s Rock the Bulb Street Team will be visiting a variety of local community events, festivals and public locations, engaging customers with free CFL bulbs and Rock the Bulb Backstage Passes. Customers who bring theBackstage Pass they received in their PSE bill or the Backstage Pass postcard they received in the mail -- along with their PSEaccount number -- will receive two bonus CFL bulbs, for a total of 17 free bulbs.

At Rock the Bulb exchange events, customers can participate in energy efficient games and activities, learn more about PSE’s programs to help save energy and money, and learn how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas at home. Customers who visit all three activity stations and take a pledge to be more energy efficient at home will receive a free WaterSense®-labeled premium-efficiency showerhead. Local radio stations, SPIRIT 105.3, WARM 106.9 and KMPS 94.1 will also broadcast live from the Rock the Bulb exchange event to encourage customers to participate, be more energy efficient, and give customers a chance to win prizes.

For more information on Rock the Bulb: The-Re-Energize Tour 2012 visit PSE.com/RocktheBulb. To learn more about energy-efficiency rebates and incentives to Re-Energize your home, call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit PSE.com/ReEnergize.

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