Truckee utility district gives away 10 miles of LED lights |

Truckee utility district gives away 10 miles of LED lights

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckeeand#8217;s utility district gave away about 10 miles of energy efficient LED holiday lights to almost 700 customers over four weeks at the end of the year.

According to the Truckee Donner Public Utility District, thatand#8217;s more than 6 percent of its customer base exchanging old lights for the new, efficient, long-lasting strands.

Like last year, the LED Holiday Light Exchange Program was a huge success,and#8221; said Michael Holley, general manager of the district, in a press release.

LED (light emitting diode) lights can save up to 98 percent on energy compared to older incandescent lights.

Customers turned in old strands to get either one 66-foot strand of LEDs, or three 20-foot strands, as part of the districtand#8217;s efforts to introduce energy-efficient technologies into area homes and businesses.

and#8220;Energy and water conservation lowers the districtand#8217;s costs, puts more money in customersand#8217; pockets and helps move Truckee toward a sustainable energy and water future,and#8221; Holley said in the release.

The district offers a number of energy and water saving programs from lighting to appliances to weatherization to both homes and businesses more energy efficient, helping customers save on their utility bills.

For more information about the utility district and itand#8217;s energy- and water-saving programs available to Truckee customers, call (530) 587-3896 visit