Utilities are making it easier and cheaper to make the switch to energy efficient light bulbs
Great utility rebates for LED and CFL lighting and fixtures
Get the most out of your solar energy system by using ENERGY STAR qualified LED lighting to achieve 75% less electricity and lasts at least 25 times longer than incandescent lighting (while producing the same quality and brightness of light) and 2.5 times longer than typical fluorescent lighting. They have better dimmable features than CFL’s too. You have more choices for energy-efficient lighting than ever before. It’s easy to find the right bulb for almost any fixture in your home using PSE’s great guide.
Puget Sound Energy - LED rebates and discounts
- Two-pack of Greenlite LED bulbs with PSE logo for less than $7 after PSE instant discount, a $40 value, available at participating Lowe’s and McLendon Hardware stores.
- Get $15 off at participating Batteries Plus locations on select LED products to replace your traditional incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs starting at $2.99.
- Get up to $15 off a variety of LED bulbs and fixtures that meet ENERGY STAR specifications at participating retailers
Seattle City Light - NEW! Up to $10 Discount on LED Bulbs!Seattle City Light has recently added LEDs to its Twist & Save lighting discount program. Because not all LEDs are of the same quality, Seattle City Light offers up to a $10 discount on select ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs. In addition, City Light offers a $10 instant discount on LED retrofit fixtures for recessed cans.
Snohomish PUD – CFL and LED discounts
The PUD works with several local retailers to provide discounted prices for eligible CFLs and LEDs with no coupon required. All of the following franchise stores in Snohomish County offer PUD-discounted CFLs (Walgreens for LED lighting too). If you're remodeling or building a new home, you may be interested in their special $20 discount on a variety of ENERGY-STAR-qualified CFL fixtures for your home.
Tacoma Power – CFL discounts
Switch & Save: Bulbs for less than $1: Tacoma Power offers special deals on a variety of CFLs at local stores.
Use the right LED bulb for the right fixture
LED bulbs can be used anywhere you would put conventional incandescent and CFL bulbs, but it’s important to match the right bulb to the right socket. Be sure to buy the LED bulb that will meet your needs. Look on the package to ensure you purchase the correct bulb for the fixture you intend to use it in.
- Only use dimmable bulbs in dimmable fixtures.
- Can be used in motion-sensor fixtures and photo cell fixtures that automatically turn lights on at night.
- If you need even lighting in every direction, use an LED bulb that is labeled omni-directional. Omni-directional LED bulbs are well suited for fixtures where the bulb points upwards such as in table or floor lamps and wall sconces.
- Bulbs labeled directional are best in fixtures where the bulb points downward or sideways such as in ceiling fixtures and bathroom vanities.
Find out more at LED FAQs
Because CFLs contain small amounts of mercury, they must be disposed of and recycled at a local collection site and not thrown in the trash. There are many convenient locations that recycle CFLs for free, including Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon Hardware and SCL's North and South Service Centers.