Lighting Savings Event:

We hope you’ll join us at the Great Big Home Show on October 12-13, 2019.

Get great discounts on energy-efficient lighting, like our LED Starter Kit. It has 11 ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs and a desk lamp for just $10!

When: Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
When: Sunday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Signage: Look for SMECO signage at the event for directions to the Lighting Event booth.

Can’t make it?

Find great discounts on lighting and other energy-efficient products in our online store.

SMECO will also host a turn-in event on October 12 for you to drop off your old, working window A/C unit or dehumidifier for recycling and receive a $25 reward. Learn more about our recycling turn-in event.

Upgrade to energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LEDs in your lighting and get instant discounts—up to $7 per bulb—from SMECO! When you buy select bulbs from participating retailers, the savings are included in the purchase price at the register.

Find a participating retailer near you, or visit our online store to get the same instant discounts on lighting and other energy-saving products, delivered right to your door.

Why use LEDs?

LEDs last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75% less energy. That means you save through lower energy costs and less frequent bulb replacements. And, LEDs emit light in a specific direction, while incandescent bulbs emit light—and heat—in all directions.

Which bulb is right for you?


Look for the color temperature number on your bulb’s packaging to find a shade that best fits your needs.
Lamp with warm white bulb
Warm White,
Soft White

Standard color of
incandescent bulbs.
Lamp with cool white bulb
Cool White,
Natural White

Good for kitchens
and work spaces.
Lamp with natural or daylight bulb
or Daylight

(think blue sky at noon)
Good for reading.

Why use occupancy sensors?

Get discounts up to $7 at participating The Home Depot stores when you purchase occupancy sensors.

Occupancy sensors automatically turn the lights on when motion is detected and automatically turn them off when a room or area is empty, helping you reduce energy use.

They’re great for areas where lights are left on or in rooms that you often enter with your hands full, like bathrooms, hallways, and bedrooms.

Additional Resources:

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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.

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