Energy conservation – from renewable energy to energy-efficient light fixtures – has been a major topic for years locally and internationally. In Cinnaminson, the police department is doing its part.
Last month, residents had the opportunity to pick up free greenlite Dusk to Dawn 60-watt-equivalent LED bulbs at police headquarters. The bulbs, donated by PSE&G, were distributed with two per family.
“Cinnaminson Township committee is committed to promoting renewable energy initiatives, as they have great environmental benefits, improve public health and have become much more cost-effective alternatives to our historic reliance on fossil fuels for our residents and business community,” said Mayor Stephanie Kravi.
The successful rollout saw distribution of hundreds of bulbs and packages to residents.
The bulbs have an additional security and efficiency feature, including a photo cell in each bulb that senses light and will automatically turn it off and on depending on the time of day.
The greenlite bulbs differ from twister/spiral-style bulbs, which were marketed as long-lasting and effective in cutting energy costs. Greenlite’s latest bulbs operate differently but have the same result. They also have a three-year warranty and an expected 25,000 rated life hours.
“The light bulb replacement program is another example of the township’s continued partnership with PSE&G on a variety of public improvements and enhancements,” Kravil said.
The township and PSE&G are going beyond the bulbs to improve energy efficiency and infrastructure in the area. In partnership with PSE&G, Edison-based CS Energy completed the township’s landfill solar project in 2019. The 25-acre solar farm is located on part of a former Superfund site.
That 13-megawatt farm is expected to create enough energy to power as many as 2,600 area homes locally.