Eagle County residents are invited to a light bulb swap at the Eagle County Fair from July 26-28. Simply by bringing two inefficient, old-tech lightbulbs to the Eagle County Fair, residents will receive two free LED bulbs in exchange. The program is sponsored by Encore Electric, together with the Eagle County Government and other members of the Climate Action Collaborative.
“Encore Electric has been a supporter of the Climate Action Collaborative and an active community partner in Eagle County for 15 years,” said Liz Bankert, Encore Electric project accountant and Actively Green advocate. “We work every day to assist our customers in with power, technology and energy issues, and this is a way for us to help demonstrate a way for fellow Eagle County residents to cut energy costs and climate pollution.”
“Swapping out two old light bulbs with LEDs may be the easiest and most cost effective way to reduce air pollution in our community,” said John Gitchell, environmental manager with Eagle County Government. “We are pleased to be a part of the team to help Eagle County residents collaborate in this effort.”
"We are excited to see so many businesses working together to address local climate change issues,” said Kim Schlaepfer, Climate Action Collaborative project manager. “At the Climate Action Collaborative, our mission is to engage with community partners to achieve our community’s carbon pollution goals, including a 25% reduction by 2025. With Encore Electric's help we hope to help our community reduce energy use and save money, all while reducing our carbon pollution."
The swap will take place at the Eagle County Fair Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM and Saturday, July 28 from Noon until 8:00 P.M. at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo at the Eagle County Fairgrounds.
The LED lightbulbs produce a warm white light and are dimmable, so they are ideal for living room lamps and kitchens. Replacing two LED bulbs saves $16 per year on electric bills and cuts 230 pounds of air pollution. Residents may exchange their used incandescent bulbs or compact florescent lights (CFLs) for the LED bulbs.