740 customers take advantage of LED holiday lights | SierraSun.com

740 customers take advantage of LED holiday lights

TRUCKEE ” If you strung them end-to-end, the 1,450 strands of LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights given away by the Truckee Donner Public Utility District last month would have stretched nearly 10 miles. The lights were given away free of charge, and 740 customers took the TDPUD up on the offer.

Not only did more than 5 percent of the PUD’s entire customer base take part in this program during a short five-week period, but they all came into the PUD’s office to exchange their lights and had the chance to learn about other cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities.

“The LED Holiday Light Exchange Program was a huge success. We were very excited by the tremendous response to the LED light giveaway,” notes TDPUD general manager, Michael Holley.

LEDs are considered next generation technology for lighting. The holiday LED light giveaway was just one of a host of other conservation and rebate programs offered to residents and businesses through the TDPUD.

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