Diamond Bar and Walnut residents who would like to try out some LED holiday lights are welcomed to attend a free exchange program sponsored by SoCal Edison, city officials announced this week.
"All San Gabriel Valley residents that are Southern California Edison customers will have the opportunity to exchange an old, incandescent holiday light string for a new, ultra-efficient light string," the city of Claremont announced on Tuesday.
The exchange-- which allows for one string trade-in per household-- will happen at this year's Claremont Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting. That's on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Claremont Depot.
The exchange is paid for by the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP)-- a collaboration between the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG), and Southern California Edison (SCE).
"The SGVEWP is providing this free service to educate residents about the benefits of energy efficiency, while reducing their energy usage this holiday season," the city said. "Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are exceptionally energy efficient and may use up to 90 percent less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs."
What's more, according to SGVEWP, "the amount of electricity consumed by just one seven-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs--equivalent to four, 10-foot LED strings."
The organization also says that an LED string can last up to ten times longer than their incandescent counterparts, and always remain cool to the touch.
You must bring a copy of your SCE bill to prove eligibility.