From Friday 31 October, anyone who takes a traditional light bulb to any B&Q store in England, Scotland and Wales will receive two energy saving bulbs to replace it, helping customers to reduce both their carbon footprint and electricity bills.
In most homes lighting accounts for around 15% of the electricity bill. By changing just one standard bulb to an energy saving bulb, consumers can save £3 per year and 11kg CO2. By replacing all the remaining standard (GLS) bulbs in your home with energy saving bulbs, they could save around £45 a year from energy bills, and 170kg CO2.
The light bulb amnesty will run in B&Q stores from Friday 31 October until Sunday 2 November. B&Q has 589,700 energy saving light bulbs to exchange for traditional bulbs (offer limited to two free energy saving light bulbs per household). The bulbs that are traded in will be recycled by the store.