Riverside Public Utilities, local stores offer discounts for energy saving light bulbs
RIVERSIDE, C.A. – Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has partnered with local stores and light bulb manufacturer Greenlite to offer its customers a chance to upgrade their old lighting with new, state-of-the-art light emitting diode bulbs (LEDs).
For a limited time, and while supplies last, shoppers in Riverside can purchase either an 8 watt LED bulb, which would be the equivalent of a 65 watt incandescent bulb, or 9 watt LED bulb, equivalent of a 60 watt conventional bulb, for about half of their normal prices (excluding taxes).
“We are very excited to be working with local merchants and Greenlite to be able to offer these discounts to our customers,” said RPU General Manager Girish Balachandran. “It is a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to upgrade lighting at home and at work.”
In addition to using less electricity, about 50 to 75 percent less over time than incandescent bulbs, new LED bulbs turn on instantly, provide better color, can be dimmed, have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, are shatterproof, and do not contain any hazardous materials.
Greenlite’s 9 watt LED retails for $6.97, while the 8 watt version is $7.97. With the instant RPU discounts, the bulbs come in at $3.49 and $3.99 respectively. To date, the following Riverside retailers are carrying the bulbs:
The Do it Center, 7550 Jurupa Ave.; Baumans Building Supply, 3199 Kansas Avenue; Woodcrest Ace Hardware, 18845 Van Buren Blvd. – #B5; Riverside Appliance, 10015 Magnolia Avenue – #A; Inland Lighting, 3393 Durahart St.; Taylor’s Appliance, 6140 Magnolia Ave.; La Sierra Natural Foods, 11550 Pierce St.; Goodwin’s Organic, 191 W Big Springs Road; El Tapatio #106, 5800 Van Buren Blvd.; Madison Market, 4012 Madison St.; Kings Market, 10216 Indiana Ave.; Tyler Market, 4773 Tyler St.; La Casa Del Pueblo Market, 8851 Philibin Ave.; Save A Market, 3225 Market St.; Ahumada’s Market, 7614 Evans St.
If for any reason customers are unsatisfied with the Greenlite LED bulbs offered through this program, full refunds from Greenlite are available with return of the bulb and a valid sales receipt to the store the bulb was purchased from.