June 2, 2008

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 2, 2008 — Southern California Edison (SCE),  in partnership with the city of Long Beach, will swap new, efficient lamps for old ones during “Operation Light Exchange” June 7 and 8 at a Wal-Mart in Long Beach, Calif.

The energy-efficiency event promotes the use of ENERGY STAR-labeled lamps and compact fluorescent bulbs, which use a fraction of the energy of traditional fixtures and incandescent bulbs.

“Everyone wins at this kind of event — especially the environment,” said Gene Rodrigues, director of SCE’s Energy Efficiency Division. “This exchange event is another opportunity for customers to save energy, money and the environment by updating their lighting — and it doesn’t cost anything except a trip to the site and an old lamp.”

Operation Light Exchange and other SCE programs have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2 million tons — the equivalent of removing 250,000 cars from the road. And during the next two years, SCE will help customers save an additional 2 billion kilowatt-hours, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by another 1 million tons. 

Lamps eligible for exchange
Lamps that will be considered for exchange are halogen torchieres, desk lamps, table lamps and floor lamps (there is no need to bring the lamp shades), and they only can be traded for the same type. The offer is open only to SCE residential customers, who must bring a copy of their bill and/or their driver’s license with a ZIP code that falls within SCE territory. There is a limit of 10 lamps per household until the lamps run out.

Event information
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8
7250 Carson Blvd.
Long Beach, Calif. 90808

Customers can log on to www.scelampexchange.com or call 800-865-6483 for further details or to ask questions.

Contact:  Vanessa McGrady, (626) 302-2255

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is the largest electric utility in California, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.8 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.