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LED Holiday Lights From Toronto Hydro Electric System Not Affected by Recall

NOV 25, 2006 - 15:54 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (CCNMatthews - Nov. 25, 2006)

Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited is not recalling the holiday lights given to customers at the recent exchanges in communities across the city.

Toronto Hydro Electric hosted sixteen holiday light exchanges from November 15-18. In exchange for two strings of old incandescent (traditional) seasonal lights, Toronto Hydro Electric gave one set of Holiday Creations LED holiday lights to customers.

As a precaution, GreenLite Lighting Corporation LED holiday lights have been recalled by the Electrical Safety Authority. There are potential safety risks associated with this brand. Toronto Hydro Electric did not distribute the Greenlight Lighting Corporation brand of lights at community events.

LED holiday lights save money and electricity. One dollar will provide a whopping 15 days of continuous LED holiday lighting versus only 15 hours using old fashioned, inefficient incandescent holiday lights. Depending on the type of LED lights purchased, this could be up to 50 per cent in savings. The little or no heat being produced makes for a much safer setup and longer time for enjoyment of one's ornaments and designs both inside and out of the home.

About Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
A subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited delivers electricity through a complex network of poles, wires and underground structures to 668,673 customers and distributes 18 per cent of the electricity in the province of Ontario. Our annual revenues are $2.49 billion; peak demand of 5000 megawatts and Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited's workforce of 1,201 skilled professionals are dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity to customers. Toronto Hydro Corporation is owned 100 per cent by the City of Toronto. The CDM program aims to reduce peak energy consumption in Toronto by 250 MW. To achieve this goal, the company has dedicated $39.8M to conservation and demand management programs through 2007.

Toronto Hydro Corporation
Tanya Bruckmueller-Wilson
(416) 542-2621 or cell: (416) 902-9437
Email: tbruckmueller-wilson@torontohydro.com