The Forest Preserve District of Will County is proud to partner with Lights for Learning, an education-based outreach and fundraising program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and ComEd. The program is designed to develop public awareness of energy efficiency.
For educators, the program offers an opportunity to motivate children to promote responsibility for saving energy through the sale of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), stimulate awareness utilizing instructional kick-off assemblies and presentations, and further educate children with a math and science curriculum. Learn more about this program at the Lights for Learning Web site
We are participating in the program to raise funds for ongoing environmental education programming for the public. We offer ENERGY STAR CFLs for sale at a discounted price, and for every light bulb we sell, 50% of the proceeds are given back to us for environmental education.
Light bulbs are available for purchase at the Sugar Creek Administration Center
in Joliet. CFLs may also be recycled at these locations (residential bulbs only).
The following light bulbs are available for purchase:
- 15-Watt Mini Spiral Bulbs (Replaces 60-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $1.50
- 20-Watt Spiral Bulbs (Replaces 75-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $2
- 25-Watt Spiral Bulbs (Replaces 100-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $2.50
- 13-Watt Capsule Bulbs (Replaces 60-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $4.50
- 15-Watt Indoor Floodlight (Replaces 60-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $6
- 12/22/33-Watt 3-Way Spiral Bulbs (Replaces 50/100/150-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $6
- 25-Watt Dimmable Spiral Bulbs (Replaces 100-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $8
- 23-Watt Mini Dimmable Spiral Bulbs 2-pack (Replaces 100-Watt Standard Incandescent) - $8
- Colorchanging LED Nightlight - $3.50
- Multi-color LED 70-count Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Light 4-foot String - $8
- Warm White LED 70-count Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Light 4-foot String - $10
ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs use about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. These energy savings equate to about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb's lifetime. The bulbs also produce about 75% less heat, so they are safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.
If every American replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year would be conserved, more than $600 million in annual energy costs would be saved, and greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars would be prevented.
Please consider participating in this eco-friendly initiative to improve the health of our environment and support environmental education!