Starting Oct. 15 through Dec. 21, electric customers can drop off old holiday light strands at our Conservation and Environmental Center and receive up to $15 off* the purchase of select Celebrations by Ace Brand Holiday LED light sets at participating local Ace Hardware stores.
Your old lights will be recycled and funds will be donated to Project COPE, the only local organization that dedicates its entire funding to utilities payment assistance year-round.
*One $5 coupon per strand exchanged. Limit 3.
Benefits of LED holiday lights
LED holiday lights consume 90-percent less electricity than old strands and have the following advantages:
- Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
- Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage.
- Longer lasting: The same LED string could still be in use 40 holiday seasons from now.
- Easier to install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket.
Can't make it to the Conservation and Environmental Center? Visit your local ACE Hardware store from 12 to 3 p.m. on select days for in-store exchanges, with the exception of the Nov. 8 event which is from 6 to 8 p.m. Click on the calendars below to view dates and locations: