Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will soon let people exchange their old, incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy efficient ones.
Customers who attend the Rock the Bulb event at the Lynden Ace Hardware in the Fairway Shopping Center can exchange up to 15 old lightbulbs for the same number of free, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. July 20 and 21.
According to PSE, ENERGY STAR-qualified CFL bulbs use up to 78 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. By replacing the 15 most frequently used lightbulbs in a home with CFL bulbs, households can save more than $600 in energy costs over the life of the bulbs.
Throughout the summer, PSE’s Rock the Bulb Street Team and Re-Energize van 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. By bringing their backstage pass to a Rock the Bulb exchange event with their account number, PSE customers will receive two bonus CFL bulbs, for a maximum of 17 free CFL bulbs. Customers can also look for a Backstage Pass in their PSE bill or by postcard from PSE.
For more information on Rock the Bulb: The-Re-Energize Tour 2012, visit PSE.com and click on “Rock the Bulb.”