April 18, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day every day with ENERGY STAR LEDs

Otter Tail Power Company instant rebates give consumers affordable access to ENERGY STAR products

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As Earth Day approaches, Otter Tail Power Company reminds consumers to review their habits and make earth-friendly changes. An easy change to make is switching incandescent lightbulbs to light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs).

“LEDs use 75% less energy and last approximately 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs. While LEDs may cost more up front, you’ll see energy savings over the long term,” said Otter Tail Power Company Senior Market Planning Specialist Brenda Sandahl. “Look for in-store rebates on ENERGY STAR LEDs at participating retailers throughout the year. You’ll notice the Otter Tail Power Company sticker right on the shelf.”

Ten reasons consumers should look for the ENERGY STAR label
The ENERGY STAR label ensures:

  1. Independent, third-party certification.
  2. Verified compliance with over 20 industry standards and procedures, set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  3. Ongoing random, off-the-shelf testing to ensure product quality.
  4. Light levels consistent with traditional incandescent bulbs.
  5. Exceptional color variety and quality.
  6. Long life. All ENERGY STAR bulbs have a minimum three-year warranty and tests prove at least a 20-year life.
  7. Dimmability, for use in a variety of applications.
  8. All-direction light delivery.
  9. The ability to fit a variety of fixtures.
  10. Average energy savings of about $75 per bulb over its lifespan.

ENERGY STAR LEDs also deliver full brightness instantly, have constant light output for at least 35,000 hours, and won’t flicker when dimmed. Plus, ENERGY STAR LEDs help drive lower cooling costs because they produce almost no heat.

The Otter Tail Power Company lighting program gives consumers ENERGY STAR quality at up to 50 percent price discounts—with no rebate or paperwork hassle. For more information and to find participating retailers, visit otpco.com/BrightChoice or call the Otter Tail Power Company Idea Center at 800-493-3299.