Lighting

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.

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.

  • BJ’s Wholesale
    1000 St Nicholas Drive, Waldorf
    44950 Worth Lane, California
  • Costco
    16006 Crain Highway, Brandywine
  • Family Dollar
    20 Poplar Lane, Indian Head
    37670 Mohawk Drive, Charlotte Hall
    40955 Merchants Lane #23, Leonardtown
    104 Drury Lane, La Plata
    21703 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park
    124 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
    153 Smallwood Village Center, Waldorf
  • Lowe’s
    45075 Worth Avenue, California
    300 Rosewick Road, La Plata
    2525 Crain Highway, Waldorf
  • Sam’s Club
    2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf
  • Target
    10922 Crain Highway SE, Brandywine
    60 Shining Willow Way, La Plata
    3300 Western Parkway, Waldorf
  • The Home Depot
    12050 Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf
  • Walmart
    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

Learn your lighting label:

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!

Incandescent (Watts) Light output (Lumens)
40 450
60 800
75 1,100
100 1,600
150 2,600

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.

The retailers listed below are currently participating in our LED discount program. If you don't see a retailer listed for your area, check back soon as we will be adding more retailers in our service area.

  • Costco
    16006 Crain Highway, Brandywine
  • The Home Depot
    12050 Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf
  • Sam’s Club
    2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf
  • Target
    10922 Crain Highway SE, Brandywine
    60 Shining Willow Way, La Plata
    3300 Western Parkway, Waldorf
  • Walmart
    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

Ways to cut lighting costs:

  1. Use daylight whenever possible.
  2. Reduce the amount of power required by the light. CFLs and LEDs require less power than incandescents.
  3. 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.

Additional Resources:

SMECO Residential Energy Rate

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