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Through the Energize Connecticut initiative, United Illuminating (UI), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. has partnered with Walmart to provide exchange for a change events in October. Walmart and UI are offering free ENERGY STAR light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs for all UI customers.

Any UI customer who brings 2 traditional incandescent light bulbs to the participating Walmart locations will receive 2 free ENERGY STAR certified 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs. Additionally, if the UI customer brings canned goods or makes a five dollar donation to the Connecticut Food Bank they will receive two more free ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs.

“These community events are an educational and informative opportunity for any UI customer to learn about the importance of switching out those old incandescent light bulbs to further help reduce their energy bills,” said Lisa Sarubbi, ENERGY STAR products program manager, United Illuminating. “Taking the time to exchange the older light bulbs is just the first step on the path to making your home more energy efficient.”

LEDs are the latest in energy-efficient lighting technology and are changing the future of lighting in the United States. Energy-efficient advancements in lighting present an opportunity for consumers to make smart choices to reduce their electric bills. It is important to choose the proper ENERGY STAR-certified LEDs to install both inside and outside your home to ensure significant savings. 

“In addition to exchanging old bulbs, attendees will have the opportunity to ask any lighting questions they may have and become better informed on the different types of LED lighting options available,” said Sarubbi. 


Various Walmart locations in UI service territory:

October 8, 2016 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 150 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford, CT 06614

October 15, 2016 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 315 Foxon Boulevard, New Haven, CT 06513

October 22, 2016 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 1365 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460


To discover more about the events please visit For more information regarding energy efficient lighting, or any of the other energy-saving programs provided through the Energize Connecticut initiative, residents can call 1-877-WISE-USE or visit


About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at  or by calling 1-877-WISE-USE.