Dayton Power and Light, The Foodbank distribute LED bulbs

DAYTON — Dayton Power and Light partnered with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs Thursday

Families served received free Energy Star certified light emitting diodes bulbs from DP&L. The free LEDs will help families save on their energy costs allowing them to make other priority purchases.

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LEDs use 70 to 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer. The average home has 40 light bulb sockets.  Families could receive significant energy savings over the life of the bulb by replacing incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, according to a DP&L news release.

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The LED distribution is part of DP&L's ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers, which also include rebates on appliance recycling, heating and air conditioning, discounts on energy-efficient lighting and rebates for business customers.

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