Lightbulb exchange offered to IID customers

Three events planned this month to replace used incandescent bulbs with free compact fluorescent lights

POSTED: 08:44 AM PDT Oct 09, 2012    UPDATED: 09:31 AM PDT Oct 09, 2012 
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INDIO, Calif. -

The Imperial Irrigation District is celebrating Public Power Week with light bulb exchanges in three Coachella Valley cities.

Imperial Irrigation District customers can bring up to five used incandescent bulbs and receive five free compact fluorescent light bulbs at the exchanges.

Compact fluorescent bulbs produce the same amount of light, use 75 percent less electricity and last longer than standard bulbs, district spokeswoman Maritza Nunez said.

Exchanges, which run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., are scheduled at the following locations:

-- Wednesday at the La Quinta Public Library, 78-275 Calle Tampico;
-- Oct. 17 at Indio City Hall, 100 Civic Center Mall; and
-- Oct. 24 at Coachella City Hall, 1515 Sixth St.

Customers need to show a valid California ID or driver license and a copy of their utility bill. The Imperial Irrigation District provides electricity and water in the eastern Coachella Valley and in Imperial Valley.

For information, call (760) 482-3673.