We have received many expressions of thanks from Pasadena residents for the free energy-saving light bulbs mailed to every household last summer.
Others have asked what gives with the coupon that was enclosed: "$75 in free bulbs? There must be a catch..."
But I happily repeat: The additional compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are absolutely free. No tax, no shipping, no handling.
We've done the math, and this community will come out way ahead in energy cost savings and carbon emission reductions if every household switches to CFLs.
If you're a residential customer of Pasadena Water and Power, you have until the end of January to take advantage of the free CFL offer. Go here to order online or call (866) 807-1544.