Leeuwarden families to receive free energy-saving bulbs
The bulbs will be distributed to low-income households and can help them save EUR 50 in electricity expenses per year.22 April 2008
AMSTERDAM - A total of 6,000 low-income households in the city of Leeuwarden, in the northern Netherlands, will be receiving a so-called energy box in May from the municipality.
The energy box, distributed to the people at no cost, contains six energy-saving light bulbs and one LED lamp, the city announced on its website on Tuesday.
The energy-saving bulbs will save the low-income households some EUR 50 per year in energy expenses.
The boxes will be distributed by unemployed people, to give them temporary jobs.
Leeuwarden is the second city to distribute free energy-saving light bulbs. Rotterdam did the same recently.
Energy-saving light bulbs use substantially less electricity, reducing household energy bills.
However, with a price of more than EUR 4.50 for the simplest light-bulb, energy-saving light bulbs are much more expensive than traditional bulbs, which can be purchased for less than EUR 1 apiece
[dpa / Expatica]
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