Light Bulb Exchanges


San Diego Gas & Electric and the City of San Diego Invite You to a Lighting Exchange Event!

Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla
Dates: Saturday August 15, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SDG&E customers! Trade in your old incandescent light bulbs for new, energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and receive 2-for-1 “same day” admission to Birch Aquarium.  In addition, if you bring in expired CFLs, we will properly dispose of them for you.  In California, CFLs cannot be disposed of in the regular solid waste trash or the blue solid waste recycling bins – due to the trace amount of mercury contained in the bulbs.

New this year!  Receive a free energy efficient low-flow showerhead, two faucet aerators for your bathroom and one faucet aerator for your kitchen from SDG&E.  By saving energy and water, you will be helping to protect the environment by conserving precious natural resources for our region. 

  • Exchange up to five incandescent light bulbs for CFLs (while supplies last)
  • CFLs produce about 75% less heat so they're cooler and safer to operate; and they use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer
  • Bring a valid California ID and your SDG&E bill (NOTE: You must be an SDG&E customer to participate in the light bulb exchange)
  • No floor or table lamps or 3-way bulbs are available for exchange at the Birch Aquarium event


If you’re thinking about making energy-efficiency improvements to your home, find out about available rebates from SDG&E to help you go green and save green. For more information, visit

Offer is limited to 5 bulbs per household per year and one therm savings kit (consisting of one low-flow showerhead and 3 aerators).  One 2-for-1 "same day" aquarium admission voucher will be available per participating family, and is valid for up to two people. These programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. SDG&E makes no representation as to the safety, reliability and/or efficiency of the lighting equipment or components.  SDG&E makes no warranty either express or implied, including warranty of merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, use or application of the lighting equipment or components.  This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E, under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.






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