Red Deer Christmas Light Exchange
Posted: Monday, October 24th 2011
The City of Red Deer will kick off the third annual Christmas Light Exchange program on Monday, October 24, 2011 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. This program, offered in partnership by The City of Red Deer and Kerry Wood Nature Centre, helps Red Deerians to save energy and money over the holiday season.
Red Deer residents can participate in the exchange by bringing two strings of inefficient, incandescent, exterior holiday house lights to Kerry Wood Nature Centre where they will receive one box of new, energy efficient LED lights.
Replacing incandescent house lights with LED lights can reduce your holiday energy consumption by up to 95 percent. For a residence operating 6 strings of old Christmas lights for six hours a day, the monthly energy cost will be approximately $27. Replacing those old lights with the same number of LEDs will cost only 47 cents for the entire month.
The copper wire from the lights received through this program is recycled as scrap metal.
For more information on this program call Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 or Environmental Initiatives at 403-342-8750.