Private: MVEA Wants Your Old Incandescent Light Strands

Members who drop off non-LED strands before Jan. 31 receive bill credit

If you’re still in the midst of putting away your holiday decorations, or you have an old box of C9 or C7 incandescent lights in your attic – you could get up to $50 off your next utility bill from Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA).

MVEA is encouraging their members to bring in their incandescent (C7 or C9) light strands through January 31. Strands can be dropped off at either MVEA location (Falcon or Limon). For every strand that is brought in, MVEA members will receive a $5 credit on their next electric bill. Members can drop off up to 10 strands for a total of a $50 savings.

“This is our first year rounding up old incandescent holiday lights,” Kevin Holbrook, MVEA Key Accounts Representative, says. “Our goal is to collect 1,000 strands of lights and issue $5,000 in credits to our members. So far, we’ve had members drop off 826 strands, so we’re hopeful that we’ll reach our goal.”

MVEA is using the Christmas Light Round Up program to not only give their members instant bill credits this year, but to help them see savings on their holiday light bills in the future, too.

Holbrook says, “LED bulbs are more energy efficient than old incandescent bulbs. Using LED light strands versus incandescent strands can cut energy use by 80 percent. Switching over to LED light strands will save our members money now and in the long run.”

Both MVEA locations (11140 E. Woodmen Rd., Falcon and 1655 5th Street., Limon) are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

MVEA Wants Your Old Incandescent Light Strands (PDF)