Operation Lamp Exchange: Free energy-efficient lights this weekend

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edison free operation lamp exchangeSouthern California Edison will host an Operation Lamp Exchange event at the Kmart in Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 – 18.

SCE residential customers can bring up to 10 inefficient halogen and incandescent light fixtures for new, Energy Star labeled lamps. Halogen torchieres, desk lamps, table lamps and floor lamps in working condition are eligible for exchange.

Please leave the current light bulbs in the sockets and do not bring lamp shades.

In the past five years, “Operation Lamp Exchange” and other SCE programs have saved 6.8 billion kilowatt-hours – enough energy to power 965,000 average Southern California homes for an entire year.

The energy-efficiency programs have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4 million metric tons – the equivalent of removing 650,000 cars from the road.

“This innovative event is a great way to be green while saving some green,” said Gene Rodrigues, director of SCE’s Energy Efficiency Division. “If every American replaced just one regular incandescent bulb with an efficient one, we would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year.”

Lamps will be exchanged while supplies last. The offer is open only to SCE residential customers, who must bring a copy of their bill and/or their driver’s license showing a ZIP code that falls within SCE territory.

Operation Lamp Exchange will be in the parking lot in front of Kmart, 2900 North Bellflower, this weekend July 17-18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers can visit www.scelampexchange.com to see the types of lamps than can be exchanged, or they can call 800 (865-6483) for more information.

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