Southern California Edison Offers Free Lamps to Customers in ‘Operation Lamp Exchange in Long Beach’

September 07, 2012

Media Contact, SCE Media Relations: Mashi Nyssen, (626) 302-2255

Trade in your inefficient light fixtures for ENERGY STAR lamps

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Sept. 7, 2012 — Southern California Edison’s (SCE) sixth annual Operation Lamp Exchange will help Long Beach residents save energy. The program allows SCE residential customers to exchange inefficient halogen and incandescent light fixtures for new ENERGY STAR-qualified lamps.

The 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. event will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at Kmart, located at 2900 Bellflower Blvd. in Long Beach, Calif.

ENERGY STAR-qualified light bulbs use about 75 percent less power than a traditional incandescent bulb and last at least six times longer. Changing one light bulb can save more than $40 over its lifetime in electricity costs. ENERGY STAR-qualified light bulbs generate 75 percent less heat, are safer to operate and can cut home cooling costs.

In 2010, Long Beach residents brought in 6,217 lamps for exchange, a net savings of more than 400,000 kilowatt-hours. This year’s participants will help the city meet its sustainability goal of reducing community electricity use.

The offer is open to residential customers, who must be at least 18 and bring their driver’s licenses showing a ZIP code in SCE’s service territory. Customers may exchange up to five working lamps per household. 

For more information, visit www.scelampexchange.com.  

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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Southern California Edison Offers Free Lamps to Customers in ‘Operation Lamp Exchange in Long Beach’