PWP wants you to replace your old incandescent
light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs
(CFLs) and/or light emitting diode bulbs (LEDs).
Pasadena households switch to at least 10 energy-saving bulbs --
our city will eliminate over 10,000 tons
of carbon dioxide emissions every year!
THE PLEDGE: Make a
pledge to switch to 10energy-saving bulbs,
tell 10 Pasadena friends to do the same, and help Pasadena
eliminate over 10,000 tons of carbon emissions
THE KIT: Between
August and September 2008, every household in Pasadena
received a Power of 10 Challenge
energy-saving starter kit from PWP. Inside the
kit were two free CFLs, a recycling pouch for
safe disposal of
CFLs, plus an order form for $75 worth
of free CFLs.
OFFER: This offer expired
JANUARY 31, 2009. If you have any questions
about your order, please call the toll free number,
YOU: To all the
JOHN MUIR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
who have volunteered to promote the Power of 10
View them in action here!
Always recycle your used CFLs
as electronic or hazardous waste
because they contain a trace amount of mercury. NEVER throw them in the trash bin or
blue recycling bin. Put them in a sealable "safe disposal
pouch" (available at
CFL drop-off centers) and bring them to an e-waste or hazardous waste collection
The most common residential use of LEDs is for
holiday lighting. LED holiday lights come in a variety of colors and festive
styles, and can be easily found at most retail and hardware stores
that sell traditional holiday lights.
Energy-efficient - They use 90% less energy than
Long Life Span
- They last up to 50,000 hours.
- One bad bulb won't shut off the whole string.
Bulbs stay cool and pose less of a fire hazard.
- Durable plastic bulbs are less likely to break than
traditional glass bulbs.
- In most cases, they pay for themselves in energy savings
in the first year.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE:
When you replace your incandescent
holiday lights with LED strands, be sure to recycle the old
strands as electronic waste!
WHERE TO FIND
*You can buy CFLs at most retailers where you would buy
ordinary light bulbs.