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FPL lights the way in energy saving with bulb give-away

Customers to receive free Compact Fluorescent Lamps for participating in a home or business energy survey

Sep 10, 2007

JUNO BEACH, Fla.In an effort to help customers save money on their electricity bills and save energy too, Florida Power & Light Company is giving away free energy-efficient light bulbs to customers who complete a free online home or business energy efficiency survey.

Residential customers will receive one free compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and qualified business customers will receive two bulbs when they take the online survey aimed at providing tips for energy and monetary savings.

“We want to encourage our customers to continue down the important path of better understanding how to manage their energy consumption,” said Marietta Rojas, energy survey program manager for FPL. “That is why we are giving them a free low-mercury compact fluorescent lamp. It is a great way of continuing their commitment to becoming more energy efficient.”

The survey provides recommendations and suggestions for saving electricity and money based on the size of a home or business, the age and amount of electricity use by appliances, electronic equipment, etc.

FPL expects to give away about 50,000 bulbs by the end of 2007, worth approximately $200,000.

A CFL is a small fluorescent light bulb that uses two-thirds less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb and can be screwed into a regular light socket. It works like a standard tube fluorescent light except the tube is smaller and folded over to concentrate the light. The compact design allows use in place of incandescent light bulbs.

CFLs generate 70 percent less heat than standard incandescent light bulbs, cutting energy costs associated with cooling, and they last up to 10 times longer. For example, replacing a 60-watt incandescent bulb with a 13-watt CFL can save at least $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.

FPL offers a wide array of services to help customers manage and better control their energy use.  For more information about the online survey, visit www.fpl.com/ohes for tips on how to save energy while keeping cool this summer, visit www.FPL.com/energyefficiency 

Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's competitive energy subsidiary is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com

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