The Great Light Bulb Round Up Lassoed Savings for Homeowners

LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Great Light Bulb Round Up, sponsored by Loveland Water and Power and Platte River Power Authority, lassoed a variety of savings for Loveland homeowners.

The Round Up asked homeowners to bring in up to ten working incandescent light bulbs from home and turn them in for a coupon worth money off the purchase of replacement compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.

A total of 2,053 light bulbs were turned in at Orchards Ace Hardware, JAX Ranch & Home and Lighting Designs & More during a 4-hour time frame on Saturday, October 9.

The coupons received by homeowners are good through November 9. If all the bulbs that were turned in are replaced with CFLs, about 53,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity will be saved annually. That’s enough electricity to light about 58 Loveland homes.

"Thanks to Loveland utility customers, The Great Light Bulb Round Up was a success," said Ralph Mullinix, Loveland Water and Power Director. "We all know that the first step in energy savings begins at home and our utility customers proved that at the Round Up."

"The Great Light Bulb Round Up was an easy way for homeowners to participate in saving energy and dollars," said Brian Moeck, Platte River General Manager.

People who missed the Round Up are not totally out of luck. As part of the Lighting With a Twist Program, both utilities work with local light bulb retailers to provide discounts on CFLs year round. Discounted CFLs can pay for themselves in just three months through reduced electric bills.

Loveland Water and Power's mission is to add value serving the community's utility needs for today and tomorrow by:
- Providing quality customer service.
- Providing reliable service.
- Planning for the future.
- Being environmentally sensitive.
- Offering safe and secure utilities at competitive rates.
- Being fiscally responsible.

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