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  • LPEA to host “Basics of Bulbs” workshops, Oct. 22 and 24

    10/11/2013

    Free informational series to further energy efficiency lighting education

    Continuing its Free Information Series designed to help members “save their energy,” La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host two “Basics of Bulbs” workshops, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Sisson Library in Pagosa Springs, and Thursday, Oct. 24 at LPEA’s headquarters in Bodo Industrial Park, Durango. All those interested in learning more about new lighting technology are invited to attend. Lunch will be served.

    “Not all light bulbs are created equal,” said Ray Pierotti, project specialist who oversees lighting programs for LPEA. “And lighting technology continues to evolve - quickly. We will share the latest information with our members, and hope to answer a lot of questions, especially concerning how to identify the appropriate LED bulb for each application. Though the price for LEDs is dropping, the cost remains much higher than other lighting sources, so it pays for members to do their homework before purchasing.”

    In addition to Pierotti’s presentation on the basics of light bulbs and how to wade through the options, local merchants who carry the new energy-efficient bulbs will be on hand to briefly explain their products and all that is available to consumers on a retail level.

    A special feature has been added to the Durango workshop on Oct. 24 as Kim Eisner of Candent Design will discuss lighting as it pertains to innovative interior design and planning – how to select bulbs for mood, aesthetics and function.           

    Because lunch will be served, those interested in attending either of the workshops are asked to RSVP to Pierotti, rpierotti@lpea.coop or 970.382.7770.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 41,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.

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