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July 20, 2018
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WV agency asks for more efficient light bulb use
(WOUB) - The West Virginia Division of Energy is encouraging West Virginians to replace at least one light bulb with a more energy-efficient one.

An Energy Star light bulb uses about 75 percent less energy than a traditional light bulb.

Division Director Jeff Herholdt is encouraging pledges as a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

It's all part of a national campaign in which 1.6 million Americans have already pledged to change more than 5 million light bulbs.

That represents a savings of more than $136 million.

As of Tuesday, about 5,700 West Virginians had pledged to replace 22,700 bulbs at an estimated savings of $595,000.

To register a pledge visit the division's Web site at
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