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MOMs Organic Market, now with better lighting

September 13, 2011 - 11:30 AM
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Local grocer MOMs Organic Market has made the move to LED lightbulbs, Washington Business Journal reports. The switch from regular, incandescent bulbs cost the market $40,000, but the company says they'll cut electricity use by 75 percent and make the money back in less than two years.

All seven of the region's MOMs stores were outfitted with the more environmentally friendly lightbulbs. Electricity use is expected to drop from 61,000 watts annually to under 17,000 to the tune of $21,000 of savings a year. The move is not expected to affect the stores' electric-car charging stations, so the 20 people in this region who drive electric cars can rest easy.


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