Each householder was entitled to the giveaway provided you had a current electricity bill and your National ID card.
The bulbs are manufactured here on the island by Caribbean LED Lighting Inc.
Five LED bulbs were given to each patron in the giveaway.
After installing and using the bulbs for a few months, I realised that the claim of "Up to 90% on lighting savings" was indeed true....I was so elated.
It was then that I decided to change all the bulbs both upstairs and downstairs to all LED bulbs.
As luck would have it, another energy initiative was introduced and I received bulbs for my daughter and my second home as well.
The only thing was that the bulbs in the giveaway were the individual screw in type, but I also needed the LED tube bulb for the kitchens.
I had to" pull my pocket" this time around.
I trekked off to my favourite hardware store and purchased the LED tube for the light fixture in the kitchen upstairs.
My friend Charles came by and with his re-wiring expertise, the new LED bulb was installed.
This kitchen light is the one that is used most of the time, and I can tell you that the bill does not reflect this habit at all.
My electricity bill looks better every day as I seek out new ways to reduce my energy consumption.
I have placed my electrical gadgets on power strips which I only flip to the "on" switch when I am actually using the item.
All lights are kept off except when in use.
If only I can find a cheap way to reduce the energy consumption of my fridge without the use of solar panels, I would be the happiest woman alive!
This year I'll be looking into a "noiseless wind turbine/windmill system"...I've seen them being built by novices like myself on the internet...wish me luck.