Roseville Electric is giving customers an opportunity to try the newest LED lighting technology for FREE!
Beginning May 15, 2013, Roseville Electric customers can exchange an old, incandescent light bulb for a new, more efficient LED bulb – a $27 value! Supplies are limited, so hurry down to get your new bulb while supplies last! To participate, customers must bring a working incandescent bulb to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., in Roseville’s Martha Riley Library to exchange them for a new, energy efficient LED bulb.
It’s easy to get your free light bulb! Complete a LED Exchange participation card with your address and Roseville Electric Utility account number. Please bring your most recent Utility Bill or a California Driver’s License (for identification purposes only) and your incandescent bulb to the Exploration Center. Limit 1 LED bulb per Roseville household. CFL (compact florescent light) bulbs and candelabras are not eligible for exchange and will not be accepted.
|Turn in: ||Receive: |
|Any type of incandescent bulb (candelabra bulbs and CFLs will not be accepted) ||A New ENERGY STAR rated Philips 11 watt LED (light output equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent) |
Roseville Electric's LED Exchange is designed to get Roseville Electric residential customers to save energy by switching to LED technology. An LED uses less than one quarter of energy when compared to an incandescent bulb. To maximize energy savings, exchange lights that are used the most, such as kitchen, hallway and bathroom lights.
The LED Exchange program is available while supplies last. For questions or other energy efficiency offers, call 79-POWER (797-6937) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GET THE MOST out of your new LED bulb
Roseville Electric, your community-owned electric utility, is committed to helping customers save money by introducing new technologies that can reduce energy use. To learn more about where and how to use your new bulb; refer to the frequently asked questions below:
CAN I DIM LED LIGHT BULBS?
While many LED bulbs are dimmable, they do not dim in the same way as incandescent bulbs. Because LEDs consume such a low wattage, many traditional dimmers do not function with LEDs and those that do may function in a different way than with high wattage incandescent bulbs. When using an LED in a dimmable application, you may experience:
- A smaller dimming range. An incandescent bulb has a dimmable range of 100%; an LED’s range is between 70% and 90%.
- The bulb may not shut off completely, even on the lowest dim setting. Because of the low wattage consumed by an LED, the bulb may stay illuminated when the dimmer is completely off.
- Flickering. LEDs may flicker when dimmed because of the small fluctuations in power on the line.
- No change in color. As an LED is dimmed, they do not shift color. Traditional incandescent bulbs offer a soft fiery glow when dimmed; an LED remains the same color, its brightness is simply reduced. If you plan to use LEDs in a dimmable application, you may want to install a dimmer specifically for use with LEDs.
WHERE SHOULD I INSTALL MY NEW LED BULB?
When trying to determine where to install an LED, take a look around your home to determine which lights are on most often – those are the lights that would benefit most from making the change to LED.
- Entryway light fixture
- Table/Floor Lamp
- Central ceiling fixture
- Hall light
CAN I USE LEDs IN MY CANNED LIGHTING?
Yes, though the life of the bulb may be shortened. Traditional cans are well insulated. This is great news for your home and bad news for LEDs. An incandescent bulb emits heat from the bulb and out in to the living space; an LED emits heat from the back and up in to the insulated can, giving the heat nowhere to escape. This heat exposure can shorten the life of an LED bulb. If you are interested in using LEDs in your canned lighting, you may want to replace your cans with those designed for use with LEDs
UNDERSTANDING the Lighting Facts
It seems everything these days from cereal boxes to new cars have product information that helps the consumer better understand what’s inside. Use this guide to help you understand the lighting facts on your new LED bulb.
More Information on the Philips Bulb
The Philips bulb used in the exchange has a rated life of 25,000 hours. On the Kelvin scale, it is measured at 2700 which means it has a warm white appearance similar to an incandescent bulb. Its brightness is rated at 800 lumens – approximately the same lumens provided by a 60-watt incandescent bulb, and it only uses 11 watts of electricity!
To purchase additional bulbs, contact your local hardware, lighting or home improvement store. Item number 423491.
If your free bulb fails, return it to the Utility Exploration Center and we will exchange it while supplies last. If you purchased your bulb and it fails within the warranty period, return it to the retailer.
For more information on lighting your home
Please visit the following websites for useful, interactive information:
ENERGY STAR Choose a light guide
ENERGY STAR at home – a room by room guide to saving energy
Offer is limited to residential customers of Roseville Electric. Roseville Electric does not endorse or warrant, whether expressed or implied, any manufacture’s products and shall not be liable or responsible for claims arising out of or related to the purchase installation use or performance of any such products. All lighting exchanges are final.