Free LEDs: Fairfax County Lights the Way to Savings and Energy Efficiency

Fairfax County government announced that while supplies last, up to five LED light bulbs per household will be given away at designated Fairfax County Libraries on six given dates in April and May. "You could save $75 a year by replacing your five most frequently used traditional incandescent bulbs with LEDs," stated Fairfax County, referencing findings by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The LED Exchange program, now in its second year, is a partnership between Energy Action Fairfax and the library. Last year the county handed out a reported 8,000 light bulbs. The county held its first 2019 exchange on Saturday, April 6. The second is Tuesday, April 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston.

"Get a free LED – and if you bring in up to four of your incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs, we’ll exchange them for LEDs. The ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs we’re giving away offer a warm white light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent light bulb," stated Fairfax County.

Dates and Locations:

Wednesday, April 10, 10 a.m.–noon, Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston

Thursday, May 2, noon–2 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

Monday, May 13, 4-6 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.–noon, George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale

Dates and Locations list updated 4/15/19.

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