Brighton & Hove City Council has teamed up with us, to give free low energy light bulbs to private tenants and landlords.

An initial stock of 500 light bulbs will be distributed to landlords of new properties we take on or to new tenants when they rent an existing property.

Councillor Maria Caulfield, cabinet member for housing, said: “These low energy light bulbs will help private landlords and tenants reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the amount of electricity used in properties fitted with some low energy light bulbs. I am delighted that the council has the opportunity to work with a local business in this environmentally friendly way”.

Each light bulb uses only 20% of the electricity used by a conventional light bulb, lasts longer and each bulb is estimated to save around £6 per year*.

Paul Bonett said, “I am keen to support energy saving initiatives in Brighton & Hove. I want using energy efficiency light bulbs to become a natural part of moving home and I am thrilled to be working with Brighton & Hove City Council on such a sensible initiative”.

The energy efficiency light bulbs have been supplied by Climate Energy, the councils’ managing partner for energy efficiency grant schemes in private housing in the city.