Upgrade to energy-efficient ENERGY STAR CFLs or LEDs in your lighting. SMECO offers discounts on select ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent lights and light-emitting diode lights at participating retailers in our service area. The savings are included in your purchase price at the register.
See Energy Savings in Action
See a demonstration on how you can save on lighting costs.
- June 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- June 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Home Depot, Waldorf
Get up to $1.60 instant discount for CFLs and up to $7 for LEDs!
Visit the participating retailers listed below to get instant discounts on LEDs and CFLs. Or, visit our online store to get the same instant discounts and have the bulbs and other energy saving products delivered right to your door.
- Ace Hardware
6655 Crain Highway, La Plaza
40845 Merchants Lane, Leonardtown
30314 Triangle Drive, Charlotte Hall
3060 Livingston Road, Bryans Road
11861 HG Trueman Road, Lusby
1750 Prosper Lane, Owings
7601 Matapeake Business Drive, Brandywine
2495 Crain Highway, Waldorf
45075 Worth Avenue, California
300 Rosewick Road, La Plata
2525 Crain Highway, Waldorf
- Sam’s Club
2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf
10922 Crain Highway SE, Brandywine
60 Shining Willow Way, La Plata
3300 Western Parkway, Waldorf
- True Value
20 Creston Lane, Solomons
46041 Signature Lane, Lexington Park
155 Main Street, Prince Frederick
13210 Point Lookout Road, Ridge
12165 Rock Point Road, Newburg
- The Home Depot
12050 Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf
45485 Miramar Way, California
10600 Town Center Boulevard, Dunkirk
40 Drury Drive, La Plata
150 N Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick
11930 Acton Lane, Waldorf
Look for the lighting label! It looks like the nutrition facts label on food products, and can help you choose the bulbs that meet your needs. Remember, a little power can go a long way. Learn more!
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Why use CFLs?
The most important innovation in energy-efficient home lighting is the CFL. These bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than the older incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 to 25 times longer.
Although CFLs are more expensive to buy than incandescent bulbs, they are less expensive to own because of their lower energy consumption. Replacing an incandescent bulb with a CFL can save up to $65 in electricity during the bulb’s lifetime. Make a list of the lights in your home that you use the most. If you have lights that are on for long periods of time, these are the most logical ones to change to CFLs so you can get more savings.
Why use LEDs?
LEDs emit light in a specific direction, whereas an incandescent light bulb emits light — and heat — in all directions. According to ENERGY STAR, direct lighting applications like LED bulbs offer many advantages compared to incandescent lights such as reduced energy use, energy cost savings and less frequent bulb replacements.
Ways to cut lighting costs:
- Use daylight whenever possible.
- Reduce the amount of power required by the light. CFLs and LEDs require less power than incandescents.
- Reduce the amount of time that you keep the light on. Get into the habit of turning lights off when you leave the room and you will reduce your lighting costs.