Exchange old Christmas lights for free LED bulbs in Truckee |

Exchange old Christmas lights for free LED bulbs in Truckee

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — This winter, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District will again swap out old, incandescent holiday lights for free energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights.

The program for swapping out lights begins Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. and will continue during regular business hours at the TDPUD office at 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Customers are asked to bring in a copy of their current TDPUD electric bill along with up to three strands of old incandescent holiday lights. The TDPUD will replace them with your choice of up to 60 feet of warm white or multicolor LED lights.

These energy-efficient holiday lights can save between 80-98 percent on energy costs versus the old-style incandescent lights.

While in the office, eligible customers can also receive other free light bulbs (CFLs, 7 types) and information on the district’s energy and water savings programs.

Customers should visit the TDPUD early in the program; this program is only available while supplies last. For more information, call 530-582-3931 or visit

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