Friday, November 12, 2010

Swap It Out! Lightbulb Exchange

A big shout out to our very own Barbara Waterman who is braving the elements tomorrow to participate in a lamp exchange at Georgetown University. Barb says:

Dominion Electric Supply Company is extremely pleased to partner up with Philips Lighting Company for Georgetown University's Swap It Out! Lightbulb Exchange on

Wednesday, November 17th
12 noon to 3:00PM.
in Red Square

All students who bring a standard 60W to 100W incandescent lamp will be given a free energy efficient Philips Lighting 18W CFL.

Each 100W incandescent lamp swapped out for an 18W Philips CFL will save $32.79 annually in energy costs. And that's only the energy savings ... You'll also save on replacement costs. An average 100W incandescent lamp needs to be replaced every 6 months. The Philips 18W CFL, with an average life rating of 12,000 hours, will last 3.3 years.

For each student swapping out a 100W incandescent to the Philips 18W CFL, it is a win-win situation. Considering that we anticipate swapping out 1000 lamps on Wednesday, we expect the energy savings overall to be about $32,790.00 annually. Now that is a wonderful thing!!!

Good luck Barbara and keep up the good work!

This activity is sponsored by the student groups EcoAction, Georgetown Energy, and The Corp Green Team, with additional sponsorship from University Utilities and Energy Programs, and the Georgetown Sustainability Initiative and is limited to Georgetown Universtity students, staff and faculty members.

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