Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

Chula Vista Encourages Eco-Friendly Holiday Lights

Chula Vista is going green this holiday season. At no cost to the city, energy-efficient LED lighting will be used to decorate the Chula Vista Civic Center complex for the holidays. The purpose of the eco-friendly display, which includes more than 250 light strands, is to encourage residences and local businesses to also switch over to new energy saving technology.

By opting for LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting, homeowners can save up to 90% on energy costs. As an added bonus, LED lights last over 10 years longer that traditional holiday lights, produce a brighter light, and have cooler operating temperatures, making them safe to touch and less likely to cause fires.

Before the city’s Starlight Parade on Dec. 6, South Bay residents and local businesses will have the opportunity to trade up to 3 strands of conventional, incandescent light strands for multi-colored LED strands. The exchange will take place at Memorial Park from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

In its efforts to go green, Chula Vista has also upgraded its facilities with more energy-efficient lighting, heating, and air conditioning and installed solar energy systems on some of its buildings.

LED technology is currently found in digital clocks, traffic lights, exit signs, and various other common products and signage.

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