Looking for last minute stocking stuffer ideas? Give the gift that will not only save you money, but save your friends and family energy and money for years to come: compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Dominion’s current lighting program provides $1-$6 instant savings per bulb on select products in participating stores in Virginia and North Carolina…but don’t wait too long! These discounts end December 31, 2011.
In September 2011, Dominion Virginia Power filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission for a second phase of the program that promotes the switch to energy-saving CFL and LED light bulbs, which exceed minimum efficiency standards. If approved, the program is expected to launch June 2012. Dominion has not yet filed for a second phase of the program in North Carolina.
Replacing your light bulbs with CFLs is an easy and cost effective way to practice energy efficiency in your home. CFLs not only use approximately 75% less energy, they can last up to 10 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulb.
Calculations based on information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that purchases of approximately 7.8 million bulbs through Dominion’s discount programs since 2007 are projected to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 1.7 million tons, or the equivalent of removing approximately 305,000 cars from the road for a year.
Check out www.dom.com/lightingprogram for a list of participating products and retailers to take advantage of the program before it ends on December 31, 2011!