The LED Bulb Program for the Town of Ancram
Members of the Climate Smart Task Force have been exploring ways to help town residents transition to energy-efficient LED lighting and solar power, and to implement clean energy improvements at town facilities. A recently awarded $80,000 grant from NY State’s Energy Research and Development Authority is certain to help Ancram move closer to its goals.
The town will use a portion of the grant funds to distribute free LED bulbs to all interested residents, beginning sometime in 2019. Quality LED light bulbs use 75% less energy, last longer – up to 25 time as long – and offer comparable or better quality than other types of lighting.
Ancram residents can save energy, and money, by participating in the town’s free lightbulb program. The number of bulbs to be provided for each residence, and other program details, are being developed now. The only obligation on the part of residents that wish to participate will be to replace existing incandescent or CFL bulbs in their homes with the new LEDs, and to responsibly dispose of the old bulbs. Details regarding responsible disposal will be provided with the bulbs.