Energy Initiatives

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jessica Lavender,
Energy Action Fairfax Program Manager

LED Lightbulb Exchanges

This spring, Energy Action Fairfax is partnering with Fairfax County Public Library to host six LED Lightbulb Exchanges throughout the county. Participants are eligible to receive up to five free LEDs per household. The first LED is complimentary. The next four are available if at least four incandescent or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are brought in to exchange. All CFLs will be safely recycled at the county's I-66 Transfer Station.

The LEDs provided will be 60W equivalent, warm white, ENERGY STAR® certified, and non-dimmable. Participants will also be able to try different types of bulbs with our interactive lighting display and take home our LED Lighting Guide. The 2019 schedule is provided below.

2019 LED Lightbulb Exchange Schedule
Date Time Location
Saturday, April 6 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sherwood Regional Library
Wednesday, April 10

10:00am - 12:00pm

Pohick Regional Library
Tuesday, April 23

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Reston Regional Library
Thursday, May 2 12:00pm - 2:00pm Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
Monday, May 13

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Centreville Regional Library
Saturday, May 18

10:00am - 12:00pm

George Mason Regional Library


Last year, 8,000 LEDs were distributed to approximately 1,600 people at these events. Based on an average home’s lighting consumption, these LEDs will result in nearly 200,000 kWh and $22,000 saved each year. These savings are equivalent to 280,000 pounds of carbon dioxide not being released into the atmosphere – the same as taking 28 passenger vehicles off the road. Additionally, staff estimate that over 3,000 compact fluorescent lamps were removed from residents’ homes, leading to safe disposal of the mercury inside.

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