PG&E employees will be collecting, recycling and distributing holiday lights on Tuesday, November 22.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lights consume far less energy than incandescent lights. They also offer the following advantages over incandescent lights:
- Cooler, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers
- Made with epoxy lenses, not glass, which makes LEDs more resistant to breakage
- The same LED string could be in use 40 holiday seasons from today
- Can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket
PG&E customers can swap their outdated indoor holiday bulbs for free LED (light-emitting diodes) lights. The exchange allows customers to trade in up to three incandescent holiday light strands for up to three 15-foot LED strands (while supplies last).
The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. at the Home Depot in the Northwest Promenade.