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Free Trade-In of Your Old Holiday Lights for LEDs

Berkeley's Rising Sun Energy Center is offering Contra Costa and Alameda county residents free energy-saving LED Christmas tree lights this coming Sunday in exchange for your old incandescent light strands.

Berkeley's Rising Sun Energy Center is joining the early start on the holiday season with a "Free Holiday/Christmas Light Swap."

Just bring in your old incandescent strand of lights on Sunday, Nov. 18, between 1-4 p.m. to 2530 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley to receive new, energy-efficient LED lights for free, says the center.

Both color and clear lights will be available. Your old lights will be recycled with proceeds going to cancer research, the center says.

To participate, you must reside in Alameda or Contra Contra Costa county and show a copy of your PG&E bill.

The swap is being done in coordination with Ecology Center.

More information can be obtained by calling 510-647-8182 or emailing hernandez@­risingsu­nenergy.­org.

Steve Porter November 15, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Oh my. The end of the era for the ole Christmas bulb as will be coming for most all energy hogging incandescents which 90% of the energy is wasted as heat. i have deeply fond memories and have a wonderful collection of Vintage Xmas lights going back to the 20s and wrote a historical timeline with my son about the bulbs and companies involved. I live in Oregon but was born raised In El Ceritto. I wish I could be at this event to see what comes in for exchange. I just love the old outdoor type with the swirled glass. The "warm", soft glow is beautiful. They were introduced in the late 50s. I am looking for a set that has a screw in type plug instead of the 2 prong. Early electricity only had bulbs, no plug devices...... so, the xmas lights scewed in where a bulb would have been. Cool Comments?? Sis-Q Steve

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