May Your Holidays Be Bright: LED Holiday Light Exchange Program Returns

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May Your Holidays Be Bright: LED Holiday Light Exchange Program Returns

November 16, 2011

HALIFAX, NS – Looking for ways to save money this holiday season? Nova Scotia Power has teamed up with Efficiency Nova Scotia to bring the annual LED Holiday Light Exchange program to Nova Scotians.

Residents who bring two strings of traditional glass holiday lights for free recycling will receive one string of LED holiday lights in exchange for free.

The exchange aims to create public awareness on the benefits of LEDs and encourages participants to make a full switch to the more energy efficient lighting.

"We are pleased to join the LED Holiday Light Exchange this year, which is all about making it easier for Nova Scotians to save energy this holiday season," said Allan Crandlemire, CEO of Efficiency Nova Scotia. "Switching from traditional holiday bulbs to LED lights is just one of the many ways we help people save energy and money."

LED holiday lights use 90% less energy than traditional strings and last ten times longer. "There has been tremendous participation in previous LED Holiday Light Exchanges,” said Rob Bennett, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “We're excited to bring this program to Nova Scotians for the seventh season."

All towns and municipalities in Nova Scotia were invited to participate in the 2011 LED Holiday Light Exchange. Over 90 exchanges will take place throughout the province. All collected traditional holiday lights will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. Exchange quantities are limited, based on a first-come, first-served basis. One LED set per person.

Since the program was launched in 2005, over 38,000 sets of traditional holiday lights have been collected and traded for more energy efficient lights – saving enough energy to power more than 100 average households.

For more information and a list of upcoming dates, locations and times in your community, visit