The city of Colwich is lighting the way towards energy efficiency. Westar Energy kicked off its Colwich Switch Saturday.
As part of a pilot project, the company gave 500 homeowners 6 compact florescent light bulbs. It will spend the next 12 months tracking the towns energy consumption. Westar hopes to see a decline.
Compact florescent light bulbs use 75% less energy and lasts eight to 15 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Westar says if residents use all six bulbs they receive, they will save about $30 a year and it will help the environment.
Westar hopes others make the switch to compact florescent light bulbs. It says if everyone reduces it's energy use it slow down the need to build a new power plant.