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 the ACAP Cape Breton tree lighting ceremony taking place at the corner of George and Townsend Streets, Saturday, December 3rd, 6 to 9pm.
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 happy to host the LED Holiday Light Exchange again this year,” notes Susan King, Executive Director at ACAP Cape Breton. “We always have a great community response for these exchanges and it’s fun and easy way to green your holiday at home.”
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.”
ACAP Cape Breton has been a long-time host of the LED Holiday Light Exchange and this year will be among 90 other community organizations across the province. 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.
Efficiency Nova Scotia is committed to providing energy saving ideas and opportunities to Nova Scotians. The LED Holiday Light Exchange is just one of the programs Efficiency Nova Scotia provides to encourage customers to switch to more energy efficient products. The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization that integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.