Woodbridge residents are invited to trade in old incandescent light bulbs for two free LED light bulbs at an event on Saturday, November 7. The Light Bulb Exchange will be held at the Senior Center (4 Meetinghouse Lane) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as long as supplies last. This event will coincide with the Senior Center’s annual Holiday Fair.
The Light Bulb Exchange is part of the Town’s Energy Challenge organized by the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force. “I am proud that the Town can offer two great community events at once,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “The Senior Center always does a great job with the holiday fair, and the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force has been so successful with its programs. I encourage everyone to attend these events.”
Through the Woodbridge Energy Challenge the task force has brought the CT Solar Challenge to Woodbridge and is also offering home energy audits (Home Energy Solutions program) to residents. As a result, the Town has earned points for these activities which led to a $5,000 Bright Ideas Grant through the Energize Connecticut Clean Energy Communities program and The United Illuminating Company. The Task Force is using a portion of the grant to purchase 75-watt equivalent LEDs. “We’re thrilled that the Town is able to offer free LEDs to help residents continue to save energy at home,” said Task Force Chair Lisa Connor.
All Woodbridge residents should receive a postcard notifying them of the light bulb exchange. Residents are encouraged to bring the postcard and two old light bulbs to the exchange. TechniArt will also be on-site offering additional bulbs for $2.00 off each.
At the Senior Center Annual Holiday Fair residents can purchase include crafts, vintage and new jewelry, used books, baked goods and more. The café will also be open for lunch.