Red Deer LED lightbulb exchange program returns

lightbulb. (Photo courtesy of City of Red Deer)

The City of Red Deer is offering residents the chance to trade in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs for two new LED bulbs.

Residents can exchange the bulbs on Aug. 16 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last. A limit of four bulbs can be exchanged per household.

“LED light bulbs use much less electricity than incandescent and CFL bulbs, and can last up to 25,000 hours,” said Lauren Maris, environmental program specialist with the City of Red Deer.

“Switching to LED light bulbs is an easy way to save energy in your home. We hope that by giving residents the chance to try LED bulbs, they will make the more environmentally responsible choice the next time they purchase light bulbs.”

The program is open to Red Deer residents and proof of residence will be required, for example by showing a driver’s license or utility bill.