SDG&E offering free holiday light exchange

COAST CITIES — San Diego Gas & Electric is once again offering up to three free strings of light-emitting diode bulbs to customers throughout San Diego County during this year’s annual LED Holiday Light Exchanges.
Along with new holiday lights, customers will receive a no-cost reusable goodie bag containing Home Energy & Water Savings Kit that includes a low-flow showerhead and three faucet aerators.
SDG&E and its community partners are hosting light exchanges throughout the county. In North County, visit Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park, 2210 N. Santa Fe Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28. Other county locations include Seaport Village from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28, and Balboa Park, in front of The Prado from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 4 and from noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 5.
SDG&E customers will be able to exchange up to three incandescent holiday light strands for multi-colored LED holiday light strands by simply presenting a copy of their current SDG&E bill or bringing their California ID. LED holiday lights can save customers energy and money, when compared to traditional incandescent holiday lights. They cost up to 90 percent less to run, are cool to the touch, reduce fire risk, and are safer for use both inside and outside the home. LED lights also shine brighter and last up to 100 times longer than incandescent holiday lights.
“During last year’s holiday lights program in San Diego County we exchanged 5,757 LED light strands for 2,500 energy-conscious SDG&E customers,” said Mark Gaines, director of customer programs for SDG&E. “That is an increase of 31 percent from 4,000 LEDs exchanged in 2007.”

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