Home Features December 8, 2012

Make the Switch

If you haven’t already done it, now is the perfect time. With the shortest day of the year almost here, you'll be glad you made the switch to brighten your home with the most energy-efficient light bulbs you can buy. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is even offering customers instant discounts on a variety of LED (light emitting diode) bulbs at participating retailers, including Best Buy, Fred Meyer, McLendon’s, Lowe’s and Home Depot.

LED bulbs use 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb, while producing the same quality and brightness of light. Plus they have an average life span of up to 25,000 hours or up to 25 years, as compared to the 1,000 hours of light we’re used to getting from incandescent bulbs. This significant energy savings is reflected in your energy bill as well. The average household can save $150 a year on its energy bill by replacing the 25 most frequently used lights in the home with LED bulbs, according to PSE. Most LED bulbs are dimmable too, making them great for your kitchen and dining room or where ever you want to add some atmosphere.

There’s no doubt a well-lit house has the welcome mat out – which is another great reason to switch out your bulbs before the holidays! Go to PSE.com/LEDs for more information about LED lighting.

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