(Edited from press release) – Seattle City Light has added several light-emitting diode (LED) products to its “Twist & Save” discount program for energy efficient light bulbs and fixtures.

(Edited from press release) – Seattle City Light has added several light-emitting diode (LED) products to its “Twist & Save” discount program for energy efficient light bulbs and fixtures.

Through the program, City Light offers up to a $10 instant discount on select ENERGY STAR® qualified LED light bulbs and fixtures, in addition to discounts already offered on compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL).

ENERGY STAR® qualified LED bulbs are the most energy efficient lights you can buy, using 80 percent less energy while producing the same light output as a traditional incandescent bulb.  Additionally, ENERGY STAR LED bulbs have a life span of about 25,000 hours compared to incandescent bulbs which last only up to 1,000 hours. That translates to more than 22 years for an LED and less than a year for an incandescent, assuming 3 hours of use a day.

“Our customers have been telling us how much they like the new LED bulbs, but the higher initial cost has limited sales,” City Light Conservation Resources Director Glenn Atwood said. “Twist & Save discounts are designed to help people overcome the initial price barriers on emerging energy efficient technologies. We’re happy to now be able to offer them on a select number of LED products.”

Currently, Seattle City Light LED discounts are offered at seven local retailers: Bartell Drugs, Burien Ace, Costco, Home Depot, Mobile Electric, Sam’s Club and Pacific Supply.  Traditional A-lamp 60 watt replacements are carried at Bartell Drugs, Costco, Home Depot and Pacific Supply.  Residential customers may purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs and 4 LED recessed can fixtures. Discounted products are designated with the Seattle City Light logo.

Twist & Save discounts are applied instantly at the cash register when a customer makes a purchase. Seattle City Light will be hosting several outreach events at a number of retail partner locations to promote energy-efficient lighting and help answer customer questions about lighting choices:

•    April 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 13550 Aurora Ave. N
•    April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Home Depot, 2701 Utah Ave. S
•    April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Home Depot, 7345 Delridge Way SW
•    April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bartell Drugs, 1929 Queen Anne Ave.

For more information about Seattle City Light’s discount and a list of participating retailers, visit www.seattle.gov/twistandsave .

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