NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: December 2, 2008
CON EDISON TO CUSTOMERS: INSTALL SAFE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTS
NEW YORK – Con Edison wishes all of its customers a happy and safe holiday season, and is recommending they use energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights when decorating their homes or offices. By using LED lights instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, customers can save on electric bills and contribute to greening the environment.
LED lights use up to 98 percent less electricity than older bulbs, which means fewer carbon emissions into the atmosphere. LED lights stay cool to the touch and last up to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs.
Con Edison also encourages customers to make safety a top priority when installing holiday lights, by following some simple tips:
For more safety tips, visit http://www.coned.com/customercentral/safetytip.asp. Customers are also encouraged to visit the company’s new Power of Green Web site at http://www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen/tips/001.asp.Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $29 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas, and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.coned.com.
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