Last call for free energy efficient light bulbs

PALMDALE – There are just a few boxes left of the free compact fluorescent light bulbs that the City of Palmdale is giving to its residents as an affordable way to keep their homes safer as part of a home security campaign.

“Daylight Saving Time is here and our days are much shorter, which means it is important to have good lighting in and around your home to help prevent a home burglary,” said Palmdale’s Crime Prevention Officer Ruth Oschmann. “These fluorescent bulbs that we’re giving away for free help by providing light in a cost effective manner.”

The light bulbs may be picked up at Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite A, at the Administration front counter, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We’re down to our last few boxes, so I want to encourage our residents who have not yet taken advantage of this great offer to stop by City Hall during regular business hours and pick up their free bulbs,” Oschmann said.

There is a limit of four boxes of light bulbs per family.

Light bulbs were donated by Rite Aid and will also be distributed through the City’s 420-plus Neighborhood Watch Groups and at the Antelope Valley Mall over the holiday season at the City’s Public Safety booth.

“This holiday season, we will be providing residents, through various seminars and outreach efforts, with information and useful tips to help our residents protect their homes, ensure their personal safety while shopping, and enjoy the holidays,” said Palmdale’s Community Safety Supervisor Kelly Long. “It is important to know how to protect yourself, and this presentation will give you helpful hints so you are not a ‘soft target’ for holiday criminals,” she added.

For more information, call 661-267-5170.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)