FREE LED lightbulbs TODAY, 10/10, 9am-1pm @ Home Depot!

new_and_old_light_bulb_207929The Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) and Energize Connecticut are co-sponsoring an event TODAY, Saturday, 10/10 9am-1pm at Home Depot.

Residents of Fairfield are invited to join First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau and the residential energy team from the United Illuminating Company at the Fairfield Light Bulb Exchange to learn how to make their homes more energy efficient. Residents will have the ability to trade in their old incandescent light bulbs for two high-efficiency light-emitting diodes (LED) bulbs. First Selectman Tetreau strongly encourages Fairfield residents to join the town wide initiative endorsing energy efficiency.

One LED light bulb can last up to 25 times longer and uses about 80 percent less electricity than an old-fashioned incandescent. Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to LEDs is a simple way to reduce energy use in your home.

Postcards have been mailed out to Fairfield residents outlining the event. To qualify for the light bulb exchange, participants must present either the mailed postcard or a driver’s license to validate their residential status. There will be a trade-in limit of two light bulbs per household. Residents who attend the light bulb exchange will also have an opportunity to greet the first selectman.

All who attend, including non-Fairfield residents, can take advantage of a $2.00 coupon available the day of the event for up to 20 additional bulbs. During the event, residents can ask any Energize Connecticut team member for further information.

 WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Home Depot, 541 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824

CONTACT:    Jordana George, on behalf of UI/Energize Connecticut, 203.393.1101 x166,

About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy- saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

About Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force
The Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) was formed to encourage community action in support of putting Fairfield on the path to using clean, renewable energy sources.