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Show Mother Nature Some Love: It’s Earth Day! Replace Your Old Light Bulbs With New Efficient LEDs

Celebrate Earth Day by replacing your old incandescent, compact florescent and halogen light bulbs with new LED bulbs that are ENERGY STAR® and Mother Nature approved. And, as an additional benefit get a discount on select bulbs at participating retailers courtesy of Con Edison. Swapping to LEDs on Earth Day is an environmentally friendly activity that will reduce your energy consumption, your carbon footprint, and save on your energy bill for years to come.

Change is good. It’s been 140 years since Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb—creating the primordial soup of innovation that sparked the development of the first electrical grid supplying New York the energy to fulfill its destiny as the city that never sleeps. Changing to the newest technology in lighting would make Thomas Edison proud and might be a catalyst for the energy grid of the future.

Here’s why: LEDs use less energy—reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on your energy bill. And that’s significant since lighting accounts for about 20 percent of the typical home energy bill. LEDs generate less heat, which is especially great in the summer months, and don’t need to be changed as often. LEDs last at least 15 times longer than their inefficient incandescent relatives.

To make the change to LEDs easier, Con Edison is offering instant rebates. Save up to $3 per bulb at check-out, then save even more in energy costs over the life of the bulb. For more information regarding ENERGY STAR® certified products, visit the ENERGY STAR website.

To learn more listen to our podcast on the history of the light bulb and how to save on your electric bill.


Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $54 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For financial, operations and customer service information, visit