Private: MVEA Wants Your Old Incandescent Light Strands

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

Falcon, CO – If you’re pulling out your Christmas decorations, and you have an old box of C9 or C7 incandescent lights – you could get up to $50 off your next utility bill from Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA).

MVEA is encouraging its co-op 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 second year of rounding up old incandescent holiday lights,” Kevin Holbrook, MVEA Key Accounts Representative, says. “Our goal is to collect another 1,000 strands of lights this year and issue $5,000 in credits to our members.”

MVEA is using the Christmas Light Round Up program to not only give their members instant bill credits this year, but to help members see energy savings.

Holbrook says, “LED bulbs are more energy efficient than old incandescent bulbs. Using LED light strands versus incandescent strands can cut holiday energy use up to 80 percent.”

Both MVEA locations (11140 E. Woodmen Rd., Falcon and 1655 5th Street, Limon) are collecting light strands and both offices are open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information about MVEA’s Christmas Light Round Up, visit  our Operation Round Up page.

MVEA Wants Your Old Incandescent Light Strands (PDF)