Polk-Burnett giving free LEDs to co-op members in April for Earth Day
In recognition of Earth Day in April, Polk-Burnett will give a free LED light bulbs to all co-op members who would like to try one in their home. LEDs use 70 to 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer.
“LEDs are good for the environment and can help lower your electric bill,” said General Manager Steve Stroshane. “We’re in the process of upgrading our security lights to LEDs, and we’re eager to share the advantages of LEDs with co-op members. When you change a light, you’ll save money and energy, and can help change the world!”
To get your free LED bulb, bring the coupon from the March Powerlines bill insert to Polk-Burnett in Siren or Centuria. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Centuria and Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Siren. One LED per co-op member, please.
How to buy the right LED
“Our free LEDs are 800 lumens and 9.5 watts, with a 3000K soft white color. This trial bulb is ideal for your living room. When purchasing LEDs for your home, you'll want to consider lumens, watts and color,” explained Stroshane.
Lumen is a measure of brightness. The higher the lumen, the higher the brightness. LEDs are typically 450 to 1600 lumens.
Watt is a measure of power consumption. Lower wattage bulbs can lower your electric bill. LEDs are typically 4W to 20W, while incandescent bulbs are 40W to 100W.
K Temp is a measure of color appearance. LEDs range from 2700 to 6500K. LEDs at the low end of the spectrum, 2700 to 3000K, are warm or soft white; these are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms. LEDs with 3500 to 4100K are bright white and work well in kitchens and baths. LEDs at the high end, 5000 to 6500K, provide cool, natural daylight for the office, workspace and garage.
“It's true that LEDs cost more. But we believe the benefits provide a positive return on your investment. Beyond energy savings and longevity, LEDs work great for dimmed, recessed and enclosed fixtures, and perform well in cold weather, which is important in northern Wisconsin! We invite you to give LEDs a try,” said Stroshane.
Pick up a free LED this April from Polk-Burnett or purchase one at your favorite store and receive an EnergySense rebate up to $2 each. For more information, call 800-421-0283, ext. 595.