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Mayor Dugatto inspires residents to take control of their energy future

Derby, Conn. (May. 9, 2014) – On Saturday May 3, 2014, Derby residents were invited to participate in the Great Bulb Exchange. This event, hosted by Energize Connecticut in conjunction with The United Illuminating’s Clean Energy Communities program encourages Derby residents to take control of their energy future.
Held at The Home Depot in Derby, the Great Bulb Exchange gave individuals the opportunity to receive two free dimmable 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs in return for two old incandescent bulbs. In addition to the LED light bulbs, residents were also given energy efficiency tips, information on various energy saving programs, free refreshments, and the opportunity to speak with Derby’s Mayor Anita Dugatto.

Mayor Dugatto is a strong advocate for this town-wide initiative, aimed at reducing energy consumption along with putting money back into resident’s pockets. More than 230 households were represented at the exchange where the Mayor engaged residents and assisted in handing out more than 460 LED bulbs.
One LED light bulb can last up to 25 times longer and uses about 80 percent less electricity than an old-fashioned incandescent. Residents who made the switch to LEDs from a traditional incandescent light bulbs will see these immediate savings.