In a news release, Newfoundland Power said some of the groups will give the energy-efficient bulbs to individuals and families in their network, while others will use them in their own facilities to reduce operational costs.
“Newfoundland Power’s takeCHARGE team is thrilled to partner with these groups in our communities,” Diane Whalen, manager of energy conservation and corporate affairs said in the news release.
“Not only did takeCHARGE donate LED bulbs to Stella’s Circle for use in our supportive housing units”, said Gail Thornhill, director of supportive housing with Stella’s Circle, “but they also conducted a great information session for staff and participants on simple, every-day-things we all can do to be more energy efficient.”
The LED light bulbs went to:
· Single Parent Association of Newfoundland
· Stella’s Circle
· Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador
· St. John's Non-Profit Housing
· Newfoundland & Labrador Housing & Homelessness Network
· Grace Sparkes House
· Meals on Wheels, Canadian Red Cross
· Community Centre Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
LED bulbs use at least 75 per cent less energy and last on average 15 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb, Newfoundland Power said.