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Where to buy discounted LED light bulbs in Southern Iowa

In the past a discount on energy efficient light bulbs was provided by the utility company in the form of a rebate. In 2014 Alliant Energy discontinued it’s rebate program for light bulbs and instead is co-sponsoring the Be Bright program.

The Be Bright program allows you to purchase certain light bulbs at a discounted price directly from the retail store. Look for the Be Bright label on the shelf near the price sticker. The benefit is that the discount is applied at the point of sale and no rebate forms are required.

The catch?

  • Only certain stores are participating in the program.
  • Only certain light bulbs are selected.
  • You must be utility customer of Alliant Energy or MidAmerican Energy.
  • No rebates are available other than through the Be Bright program. If the store doesn’t participate or carry the brand/style of light bulbs you prefer then you are out of luck.

 Participating stores and locations:

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If your favorite store is not listed above then I encourage you to discuss with the store manager about participating. More information on the Be Bright program can be found at


If you have lighting questions or would like to schedule a technician to perform lighting maintenance, please contact McGill’s Repair and Construction at 641-437-1086.

Thank You,

David McGill
James McGill

Article written by Tim McGill, editor@Tree Branch Publishing.

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Online tips for saving energy in your home for Southern Iowa

There are many resources available on the Internet to suggest ways to save money by reducing your energy usage. However, not all online information is correct or relevant for your region. That is why I like to find information from a trusted source and one that is local.  Here are some links to resources in Iowa that are worth a look.

Iowa Energy Center

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is to serve Iowans through reliable, objective tools, and information. – See more at:

Recommended links:

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Interactive Home Energy Tour

Home Series booklets


Your Utility Company

Your utility company is often an excellent resource for energy savings tips. They also have information on rebates that may be available.

Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light Company)

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Energy Savings Calculators for residential, small business, commerical/industrial, and farm.


Charitan Valley Electric Cooperative

Newsletters – Living with Energy in Iowa

Rebate application

MidAmerican Energy

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Energy saving tips

Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative

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Your Local Contractor

Your local electrical or heating/cooling contractor is a good resource for energy savings tips. For the Centerville, Iowa area, contact McGill Repair and Construction at 641-437-1086 to discuss energy savings options for your home or business.


Thank You,

David McGill
James McGill

Article written by Tim McGill, editor@Tree Branch Publishing.