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Free energy efficient lightbulbs for Tokoroa

The Salvation Army partners with EECA for energy savings
Energy efficient light bulb
Posted September 28, 2020

Ten thousand lightbulbs are being given away to Tokoroa residents in a Salvation Army–Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) trial.

This week, every one of the 5,000 households in urban Tokoroa will receive a letter with a voucher that can be redeemed for up to five free, energy-efficient LED lightbulbs. The bulbs lead to energy efficiency and reduced power bills. 

The vouchers are redeemable between Monday 28 September - Friday 9 October pick up between 10am - 4pm daily (excluding Sunday 4 October) from The Salvation Army Centre, 139 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa.

The LEDs are available as either 9W or 14W in Bayonet or Screw fittings.

There are many great reasons to switch to LED bulbs. They last at least 10 years and each LED bulb that replaces an old-fashioned incandescent bulb can save you between $100–$300 over its life.

The Salvation Army Community Ministries Director Jono Bell says any savings for people on low or fixed incomes allows them to buy essentials they may miss out on, and switching bulbs to climate friendly LEDs supports New Zealand’s climate change efforts.

For enquiries contact: The Salvation Army Territorial Media Officer, 021 945 337, email: