Save energy, save money,
The Bright Idea Fundraiser helps raise money
for your local student organization.
For every energy efficient product sold in the Focus on Energy territory,
your school or student organization receives $2.00—$3.00.
Illuminating our success
During the 2007–2008 school year, 92 student organizations sold
33,133 CFLs and 7,298 LED holiday lights. These groups raised $88,200
for their schools! This money was used to purchase classroom equipment,
take class trips and fund special projects such as developing a rain garden
on school grounds.
These groups saved their customers $1,701,297 in electrical costs, and
reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 39 million pounds over the
life of the bulbs.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs—a bright idea!
Schools now have an exciting opportunity to raise money safe to use. CFLs use less electricity and therefore they
and help their family, friends and community save energy actually account for fewer net mercury emissions than
and money. traditional incandescent bulbs.
Lighting accounts for 20 percent of energy costs in the CFL DISPOSAL
average Wisconsin home. Much of this energy is wasted CFLs contain mercury and should not be discarded in the
by inefficient incandescent bulbs, which actually produce trash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
more heat than light. ENERGY STAR® qualified compact recommends that consumers take advantage of local
fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use much less electricity to recycling options, such as recycling centers and transfer
provide the same amount of light—saving energy and stations, to dispose of CFLs.
money while offering quality light for your home.
Many CFL retailers have partnered with Focus on Energy to
ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs: provide no-cost recycling services at their stores. Visit
Use up to 75% less energy than standard bulbs focusonenergy.com for a list of participating retailers. If
Last up to 10 times longer there are none in your area, contact your local municipal
Save more than $30 in energy costs over their lifetime solid waste agency or see the “More Information” section
Produce about 75% less heat than standard bulbs at the end of this page.
By replacing your home’s five most frequently used light MORE INFORMATION
bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs, you can save Focus on Energy
about $35 a year. Contact Wisconsin’s energy efficiency and renewable
energy program to learn more about smart energy choices
COLOR TEMPERATURE that save energy and money.
Different bulbs emit different colors of light. Lighting color focusonenergy.com
ranges from cool to warm tones, and is known as color
temperature. The color temperature of a light source The official ENERGY STAR Web site
indicates the color of the light emitted measured in Find more information about energy efficient products
degrees Kelvin. ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs offer a that meet ENERGY STAR standards. The lighting product
range of color temperature choices. information pages cover CFLs, fixtures and ceiling fans.
CFLs in the Bright Idea Fundraiser are 27000 Kelvin. This is
a warm color temperature, typically preferred by people Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
who like the color of light from incandescent bulbs. This page will direct you to a recycler in your area that
Lighting with warm color temperatures creates a welcoming accepts used CFLs.
atmosphere in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. www.dnr.state.wi.us/markets/matsearch.asp
CFLS AND THE ENVIRONMENT U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The increasing popularity of CFLs has prompted some to Learn more about CFL recycling and locate facilities that
question the bulbs’ mercury content and its effect on the accept these lamps.
environment. The fact is that while CFLs contain small www.epa.gov/bulbrecycling
amounts of mercury (like all fluorescent lamps), they are
13-watt CFL 20-watt CFL 23-watt CFL 11/20/26-Watt LED (Colored) LED (White)
Equivalent to a 60-watt Equivalent to a 75-watt Equivalent to a 100-watt 3-Way CFL FALL ONLY FALL ONLY
incandescent bulb incandescent bulb incandescent bulb Equivalent to a 12 foot, multi-color, 12 foot, white,
10,000 hours of light 10,000 hours of light 10,000 hours of light 40/75/100-watt end connecting strings end connecting strings
incandescent bulb for use indoors/ for use indoors/
900 lumens 1,200 lumens 1,600 lumens
10,000 hours of light outdoors outdoors
Tally sheet for Students, Teachers and Group Coordinators
(copy this form and send to KEEP when finished)
Special Notice. A $2 contribution will be paid by Focus on Energy to the student
organization for every compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) sold and $3 for every
LED (Colored) $5.50
13-watt CFL $3.25
20-watt CFL $3.25
23-watt CFL $3.25
LED (White) $7.50
string of LED holiday lights sold to customers receiving their electricity from a
3-Way CFL $6.25
utility company participating in the Focus on Energy Lighting Program.
( FA L L O N LY )
( FA L L O N LY )
Apt.* Electric Items Total
Name Address Y/N Company Phone Sold Due
Joe Sample 303 Any Street N Alliant 555.555.5555 2 3 2 2 1 1 11 $48.25
A warranty comes with every light bulb and is explained in the packaging.
Please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery after the order is submitted.
Please make check payable to: Your school or group name
All personal information provided will be kept confidential to the maximum extent possible.
* Please mark Y if you live in a four or more unit apartment. Mark N if you live in a home, duplex or any other housing.
2007/2008 Top Selling Schools
Name of School # CFLs Sold # LEDs sold $$ Raised Lbs. CO2 Reduced
Lincoln Elementary, Madison 1,500 576 $4,728 1,883,992
Rice Lake MS, Rice Lake 1,711 — $3,422 1,923,504
Port Edwards Schools, Port Edwards 1,423 241 $3,328 1,673,518
MacArthur School, Germantown 905 230 $2,500 1, 096,348
Maple Grove Elementary, Monona 920 215 $2,485 1,108,052
Madison Memorial HS, Madison 500 438 $2,314 712,426
Washburn HS, Washburn 677 288 $2,218 859,936
Badger High School, Lake Geneva 886 125 $2,147 1,038,950
Baraboo HS Physics Club, Baraboo 891 116 $2,130 1,108,052
Fox River Academy, Appleton 649 234 $2,000 809,908
Special Notice. A $2 contribution will be paid by Focus on Energy to the student organization for every compact
fluorescent light bulb (CFL) sold and $3 for every string of LED holiday lights sold to customers receiving their
electricity from a utility company participating in the Focus on Energy Lighting Program. It is very important that each
customer fills out the tally sheet correctly with a name, address and phone number. Below is a list of utilities
participating in the ENERGY STAR Program. If your utility is listed and the tally sheet is properly filled out, you can be
assured that the students will receive $2 for each CFL sold and $3 for every string of LED holiday lights sold.
Algoma Utilities Jefferson Utilities Reedsburg Utility Commission
Alliant Energy Juneau Utilities Rice Lake Utilities
Argyle Electric & Water Utility Kaukauna Utilities Richland Electric Cooperative
Belmont Municipal Light & Water Kiel Utilities River Falls Municipal Utilities
Benton Electric & Water Utility La Farge Municipal Utilities Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative
Black River Falls Municipal Utilities Lake Mills Light & Water Shawano Municipal Utilities
Bloomer Electric & Water Utility Lodi Utilities Shullsburg Electric Utility
Boscobel Utilities Madison Gas & Electric Slinger Utilities
Brodhead Water & Light Manitowoc Public Utilities Spooner Municipal Electric Utility
Cadott Light & Water Department Mazomanie Electric Utility Stoughton Utilities
Cashton Light & Water Medford Electric Utility Stratford Water & Electric Department
Cedarburg Light & Water Menasha Utilities Sturgeon Bay Utilities
Centuria Municipal Electric Utility Mount Horeb Utilities Sun Prairie Water & Light
City Utilities of Richland Center Muscoda Utilities Superior Water, Light & Power
Columbus Water & Light New Glarus Light & Water Two Rivers Water & Light
Consolidated Water Power Company New Holstein Utilities Viola Municipal Electric Utility
Cornell Municipal Light Department New London Utilities Waterloo Utilities
Cuba City Light & Water New Richmond Utilities Waunakee Utilities
Cumberland Municipal Utility North Central Power Co. Inc. Waupun Utilities
Dahlberg Light & Power Company Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Company We Energies
Eagle River Light & Water Utility Oconomowoc Utilities Westby Utilities
Eau Claire Energy Cooperative Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities Westfield Electric Company
Elroy Electric & Water Utility Pardeeville Public Utilities Whitehall Electric Utility
Evansville Water & Light Pioneer Power & Light Co. Wisconsin Dells Water & Light Utility
Florence Utilities Plymouth Utilities Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
Gresham Water & Electric Plant Prairie du Sac Utilities Wonewoc Water & Light Department
Hartford Electric Price Electric Cooperative Xcel Energy
Hustisford Utilities Princeton Light & Water Department