Let DP&L Help with Your Spring Cleaning by Switching Out Inefficient Light Bulbs

Date : 04/25/2012 @ 2:57PM
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Let DP&L Help with Your Spring Cleaning by Switching Out Inefficient Light Bulbs

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Spring is a great time to think about making changes to get rid of things that don’t work that well anymore – like those inefficient incandescent light bulbs that use four times more energy than efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL).

Did you know replacing one inefficient bulb with a CFL – which lasts 10 times longer - could save you $30 over its lifetime? 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 each location 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, energy-smart 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.

For a complete list of participating retailers, go to www.dpandl.com/save.

CFL Facts

  • One CFL equals about 9 incandescent bulbs, meaning less waste in landfills.
  • CFLs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
  • Switching 5 of your most used light bulbs to CFLs could save you up to $50 per year on your electricity bill.
  • If every home in Ohio replaced just one light bulb with an energy-efficient CFL, we would save enough energy to light more than 156,000 homes for a year.
  • Lighting costs are typically 20% of a home electric bill.
  • CFLs produce less heat, helping reduce cooling costs during warmer months.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company.

DPL Inc.'s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which approximately 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and approximately 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at www.dplinc.com.

DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is a Fortune 200 global power company with generation and distribution businesses. Through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses and thermal and renewable fuel sources, AES provides affordable and sustainable energy to 27 countries. Its workforce of approximately 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES' 2011 revenues were $17 billion and it owns and manages $45 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.

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