Con Edison Media Relations
LEDs LIGHT THE WAY TO HOLIDAY SAVINGS
NEW YORK – Whether you’re celebrating Chanukah, Christmas, Solstice or Kwanzaa, Con Edison wishes all of its customers a happy and safe holiday season, and recommends decorating homes and offices with energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights.
Using LED lights instead of traditional incandescent bulbs will help customers save on electric bills and help “green” the environment. LED lights use up to 98 percent less electricity than older bulbs, which means fewer carbon emissions in 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 Power of Green Web site at http://www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen/tips/001.asp or become a fan of the Power of Green on Facebook at www.facebook.com/powerofgreen.Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $34 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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