Check those light fittings 

Te Awamutu residents should check what type of light bulb they have in their homes before the Black Friday Blow Out Street Party tomorrow.

Waipā Networks is giving away five free generation Ecobulb LED energy-saving light bulbs valued at up to $200 during the party.

When Cambridge residents had the same opportunity a fortnight ago, many people who turned up were confused.

“Which one have I got? Bayonet or screw?” a reference to the type of lightbulb they needed for their light sockets at home.

The nine-watt bulbs have a 30-year lifespan and provide the same energy as 100 watt conventional bulbs.

The estimated annual power cost of each bulb is $2.73, saving individual households up to $112 a year in power costs.

A total of 85,000 light bulbs are being distributed throughout Waipā as an initiative to light the region more efficiently.

The bulb types are:

10W Downlight (most common lighting fixture in modern homes)

9W B22 Bulb (bayonet – mainly used in hanging light sockets or in a lamp)

9W E27 Bulb (screw in – popular fitting for a range of household settings such as lamps and feature lights)

4W MR16 Halogen (used in residential settings for directional light)

5W GU10 Halogen (spotlight bulb – where directional light is needed in areas such as kitchens).

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