Con Edison Media Relations
TURN ON HOLIDAY GREEN
Con Edison Advises Customers to Use Energy Efficient Lights
NEW YORK – Con Edison wishes all its customers a happy and safe holiday season, and is recommending customers to use energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights when decorating their homes.
“No matter what traditions you keep or holidays you celebrate, lighting is integral to every culture,” said Marilyn Caselli, Con Edison’s senior vice president of Customer Operations, “This year, we are urging our customers to make the holidays a time to become more environmentally friendly. Decorating your home with LEDs is a safe, durable, and efficient alternative. By using LEDs instead of traditional incandescent bulbs you can save on your electric bill and contribute to greening the environment.”
LEDs have many advantages over traditional incandescent light bulbs. They use up to 98 percent less electricity than older bulbs, and trimming electricity means lower/fewer carbon emissions.
Decorations for the holiday season have become more elaborate, and consumers should make safety their number one priority by following these basic safety tips:
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