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Truckee PUD giving away free LED holiday lights for customers

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — With snow falling and temperatures dropping, the holiday season is upon us. This year, 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 swap-out is happening now during regular business hours at the TDPUD office at 11570 Donner Pass Road in 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 PUD will replace them with your choice of up to 60 feet of 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.

Part of the TDPUD’s mandate is to reduce energy consumption, and the LED holiday lights help reach that goal.

“Each year our customers have really embraced this program and the holiday spirit,” said general manager Michael Holley, “LED lighting technology continues to be installed throughout our community, helping our customers save energy and money.”

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 PUD soon, as the program is only available while supplies last. For more information on the TDPUD LED Holiday Light Exchange Program, visit or call 530-582-3931.

This article was provided to the Sierra Sun by the Truckee Donner PUD.

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