The Dayton Power and Light Company is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Light Emitting Diodes (LED) bulbs from DP&L. The free LEDs will help families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other priority purchases.
LEDs use 70-90% percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer. The average home has 40 light bulb sockets. By just replacing incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LEDs, families may receive significant energy savings over the life of the LEDs.
"The Foodbank serves as the primary resource for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley, helping families put meals on the table. Again, this year, DP&L is proud to partner with The Foodbank for the distribution of energy-saving LEDs to our neighbors who may also be struggling with their energy costs," said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga.
The LED distribution is another way DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each year, our employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these organizations.
"DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those individuals most in need," says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. "They are Hunger Heroes. The LED giveaway is just one more example of their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these necessities, especially energy-efficient light bulbs, makes a real difference."
The LED distribution is part of DP&L's ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers, which also currently include rebates on appliance recycling, heating and air conditioning, discounts on energy-efficient lighting, and rebates for business customers.
For more information about DP&L's energy efficiency programs, visit http://www.dpandl.com/save-money/residential/