Energy efficient Light-Emitting Diode, or LED, bulbs now can be purchased at even lower prices from local retailers through Tucson Electric Power’s ENERGY STAR® Lighting Program.
New to the program this year are LED bulbs compliant with new ENERGY STAR® requirements, called Lamps V2.0. These include 15,000-hour LEDs, which are sold at participating retailers including Walmart, Costco, Lowe’s and The Home Depot. The bulbs are available for as little as $1.50 each after discounts from Tucson Electric Power.
“The addition of bulbs that meet V2.0 ENERGY STAR® requirements give our customers more lighting choices, helping them to be more energy efficient in their homes,” said Edith Garcia, TEP Program Manager in Residential Energy Efficiency Programs and Services.
Customers can receive discounts of up to 45 percent off of LED bulbs, which use up to 90 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than regular incandescent bulbs. To make it simpler for customers, the rebate is automatically applied to the bulbs at the time of purchase.
Under changes to the program this year, Compact Fluorescent Lights, or CFLs, are no longer discounted by TEP. However, CFLs remain quality options for saving energy.
The lighting program is one of several energy efficiency offerings by TEP. Customers also can receive rebates on qualifying Nest thermostats, ENERGY STAR® air conditioners and heat pumps, duct sealing, AC tuneups and variable-speed pool pumps. In 2016, energy efficiency programs helped customers save more than 199,000 megawatt-hours, enough electricity to power nearly 19,000 homes for a year.
In addition to the discounts, the company sponsors retail events at stores to educate customers about energy-efficient products, including the light bulbs.
Find a list of events and participating retailers in the TEP service area.