DP&L customers offered two light bulbs when one is purchased | Business
DAYTON (FOX19) - Dayton Power and Light is encouraging their customers to switch to compact fluorescent bulbs, and is offering a discount to do that, although for Warren County customers it may require a trip to Germantown or Wilmington.
DP&L says that incandescent light bulbs that use four times more energy than efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), and that replacing one inefficient bulb with a CFL – which lasts 10 times longer - could save you $30 over its lifetime.
CFL’s cost more up front, though. DP&L is giving Miami Valley shoppers three chances over the next few weeks to spring into savings by buying a CFL at a reduced price and getting one free at area retailers.
• On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lowe’s, 2900 Martin’s Drive, West Carrollton. Radio station WMMX-FM (107.7) will be broadcasting live from the store.
• On Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Home Depot, 5860 Wilmington Pike, Centerville. Radio station WLQT-FM (94.5) will be broadcasting live from the store.
• On Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 6955 Miller Road, Dayton. Radio station WHKO-FM (99.1) will be broadcasting live from the store.
For each qualified CFL bulb you buy during each event, you will receive a free 13 watt soft white CFL bulb from DP&L (each shopper is limited to six free bulbs).
DP&L representatives will also be on hand to discuss energy-saving tips and offer suggestions about how and where to use your new CFL bulbs. There will also be displays of a hand-cranked generator and a bike allowing visitors to generate enough energy to light up different types of bulbs.
If you can't make it to the three events, you can still save money by buying a variety of CFL bulbs for discounted prices at these and other locations all year long.
DP&L's energy saving programs, introduced in 2009, have saved DP&L's business and residential customers enough energy to power 40,000 homes for a year. Since 2009, shoppers have bought more than 5.5 million DP&L discounted compact fluorescent light bulbs at retailers like Lowe’s, Walmart, Home Depot, and Sam's Club.
To find participating retailers, go to http://www.dpandl.com/save-money/residential/lighting-discounts-for-your-home/retailer-locator/.
Dayton Power and Light says one CFL equals about 9 incandescent bulbs, meaning less waste in landfills, switching 5 of your most used light bulbs to CFL's could save you up to $50 per year on your electricity bill, and if every home in Ohio replaced just one light bulb with an energy-efficient CFL, the state would save enough energy to light more than 156,000 homes for a year. Lighting costs are typically 20% of a home electric bill, and CFL’s produce less heat, helping reduce cooling costs during warmer months.
Dayton Power and Light provides electric power in most of the Miami Valley, as well as northeast Warren County, most of Clinton County, and small parts of Butler and Highland counties.
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