Perry trustees sign on to FirstEnergy light plan
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PERRY TOWNSHIP – Trustees will take advantage of FirstEnergy’s light replacement plan that will result in annual electric savings of about $ 2,150 annually at its north and south buildings.

Trustee Chairman Cliff Mix said the company will reimburse the cost of replacing 104 existing lights and fixtures.

He said the total cost was over $ 9,000 with the township paying $ 3,281 to replace eight and four-foot long tube fluorescent lights (T-12) that manufacturers are phasing out of production beginning in July of 2012.

U.S. Department of Energy’s fluorescent lighting mandate, which became effective July 1, also bans magnetic ballasts commonly used for the operation of T12 lamps.

They will no longer be produced for commercial and industrial applications and many of the lamps will be phased out of production starting July 2012.

As the T12 lamps and ballasts become progressively less available, and the demand increases due to the limited supply, they will be…………… continues on
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