News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – The Department of Energy has announced that effective immediately, the general public will be able to exchange up to ten incandescent light bulbs, at one time, for ten LED light bulbs free of charge.
You will recall that on 1 May, 2019 the Department of Energy launched the initial LED Exchange Programme which allowed for the exchange of just one incandescent bulb. In an effort to further the aim of the Ministry of Home Affairs to encourage a greener Bermuda, the Department has made the necessary allowances to ensure the public has access to even more energy saving, and cost efficient LED bulbs.
After conducting research with local retailers, the Department of Energy found that a standard 60-Watt A19 bulb is the most popular choice among customers. A 60-Watt bulb generates approximately $46 per year if used for five hours each day. An LED light bulb equivalent will only generate around $6.90 per year. Switching to an LED bulb generates a savings of about 85% in energy usage annually.
The Department of Energy and the Ministry of Home Affairs hope that all residents will take advantage of the LED Exchange Programme to contribute to a greener, more energy-efficient Bermuda.
Please see a list of participating retailers below:
- ATS, Lovers Lane, Paget
- Baptiste Building Supplies, Kyber Pass, Warwick
- BE Solar, St. John’s Road, Pembroke
- ESC Limited, Mills Creek, Pembroke
- Gorhams, St. John’s Road, Pembroke
- Hamilton Market Place, Church Street, Hamilton
- Herron Bay Market Place, Herron Bay, Southampton
- Island Electric, South Side, St David’s
- Lindos’ Family Foods, Middle Road, Warwick
- Lindo’s Market, Brighton Hill, Devonshire
- Shelly Bay Market Place, North Shore, Hamilton Parish
- Telford Electric, Main Road, Sandys
- The Greenhouse Bermuda, Wellbottom, Southampton
- The Lighthouse, Happy Valley Road, Pembroke