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07/06/2007 - Energy saving light bulbs on offer

PEOPLE in Allerdale who receive benefits support can now take advantage of an offer to receive free energy saving light bulbs ….. courtesy of Allerdale Borough Council and Powergen.
Just one energy saving light bulb can reduce lighting costs by up to £100 over the lifetime of the bulb.
Allerdale and Powergen are making the bulbs available in packs of four -- free of charge on a first come, first served basis -- from Council offices throughout the borough.
To qualify, residents must show original documentary evidence that they are in receipt of at least one of the following benefits:
• Council tax benefit
• Housing benefit
• Income support
• Income based job seekers allowance
• Attendance allowance
• Disability living allowance
• War disablement pension, which includes either a mobility supplement or constant attendance allowance
• Disablement pension, which includes constant attendance allowance
• State pension credit
• Child tax credit where the relevant income is £14,600 or less
• Working tax credit where the relevant income is £14,600 or less

Each eligible household is entitled to a maximum of 4 light bulbs.
Traditional bulbs waste a lot of their energy by turning it into heat rather than light. Energy saving bulbs work in the same way as fluorescent lights -- an electric current passes through gas in a tube, making the tube's coating glow brightly.
This means that they use less energy and are cool to the touch. They use a quarter of the electricity of ordinary bulbs to generate the same amount of light. So where you'd normally use a 60W bulb, you'll only need a 13-18W energy saving recommended equivalent.
Energy saving light bulbs last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs and can save you £9 per year in electricity (and 38 kilograms of CO2 ) or £100 over the bulb’s lifetime.
They are now available from Allerdale and Powergen, under the Energy Efficiency Commitment legislation, from the following Council offices:

Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Oxford Street, Workington;
Finkle Street, Workington;
Town hall, Senhouse Street, Maryport;
King Street, Wigton;
Fairfield Car Park, Cockermouth;
Main Street, Keswick.

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