Santee Cooper to give away LED bulbs to residential customers Oct. 6

Santee Cooper will be giving away highly efficient LED bulbs to its residential customers beginning Monday, October 6, according to a news release issued by the energy provider.

The giveaway serves as "a way to promote energy efficiency and celebrate Public Power Week and Customer Service Week, both of which occur the week of October 6."

The news release states:

The LED giveaways will take place at all nine Santee Cooper retail offices during regular business hours. Residential customers can visit any Santee Cooper retail office beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, and receive two free LED bulbs per household. The free LEDs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.

"The LED giveaways are one way we help customers reduce their use of electricity. Using LEDs, especially in high traffic and commonly-used areas, can save energy and money," said Marc Tye, senior vice president of customer service. "The giveaway only lasts a few days, but the savings can last for years."

In addition, Santee Cooper will greet customers with free refreshments in retail offices on Thursday, October 9, according to the release.