Operation LED Sends 100,000th Free LED Bulb to Mount Baker Couple

Congratulations to Rory and Kathy L. from the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle. They are the recipients of the 100,000th free LED light bulb distributed by our Operation LED.

“I have seen the light in the night and it is right!” Rory said when told of the milestone.

Rory and Kathy are being invited to a Seattle Mariners game to be recognized on the field for their participation.

If you’re a City Light customer, you can get a free bulb too. Visit seattle.gov/freebulb and enter your City Light account number. Online instructions are available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Somali in addition to English. Follow the instructions on a mailer being sent to all City Light customers with a unique code. Or call 877-606-1599 and talk with a live person to request one.

Our goal is to give all our 370,000 residential households a free LED to introduce customers to these energy efficient lights and help them save money. Energy conservation is our first resource of choice to meet the electricity needs of our growing community.

While many LEDs look different than a traditional Edison-shaped bulb, they offer significant advantages:

  • They are more efficient than even compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • They last up to 25 years
  • They start up quicker
  • And they are compatible with most dimmers.

City Light expects the campaign to generate about 3.9 million kilowatt-hours of energy savings in the first year. That’s enough electricity to power 458 Seattle homes for a year.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.