“Light the Night–Light it Right!”
Entergy Texas customers eligible to win $1,000 in LED holiday lights

Beaumont, Texas – They’re cool to the touch, use tiny amounts of electricity and can last up to 20 years. “They” are light-emitting diodes, or LEDs—the latest, greatest way to decorate for the holidays without running up your electricity bill.

And this year, six Entergy Texas customers are going to win $1,000 worth of energy-star rated LED lights to help them decorate—in an environmentally friendly way—for the holidays.

The Holiday Light Makeover: Light the Night—Light it Right contest rules are simple. By midnight Nov. 30, submit a short video, audio alone or even just a written jingle that uses the words “Entergy” and “LED.” All entries should be submitted via email to entergytexas@posterous.com entergytexas@posterous.com. Videos need only be recorded on a cell phone, although you’re welcome to use better equipment if you have it available.

Include your name, physical address, city, state, zip, contact telephone number and e-mail address. Your Entergy account number may be included but is optional. All instructions can be found at http://www.entergy-texas.com/features/holidaylights.aspx.

Other rules include:

LED lights must be awarded to an Entergy Texas customer, either individual or business/organization.

No music allowed.

Must use the words “Entergy” and “LED.”

Must be 30 seconds or fewer.

Entergy owns the video, audio or written jingle once submitted.

All material will be approved by the contest moderator before posting for votes.

Submissions will be screened by Entergy Texas for content and rules and posted on social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Posterous. Once it’s posted, let the voting begin! The most “likes” votes will determine the winners. Be warned, however. The rules call for one person-one vote. No stuffing the ballot boxes to win.

Voting will end at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, with winners announced the following day. This will allow plenty of time for winners to receive their $1,000 in LED holiday lights for decorating purposes.

“Energy efficiency isn’t just a buzzword, anymore,” explained Pam Williams, Entergy Texas manager for customer operations support. “This has become an important issue with our customers and holding this contest is our way of encouraging them to do things in a way that helps the environment and also helps them manage their electricity bills.”

LED lights use approximately one-tenth as much electricity as standard bulbs and are cool to the touch. When it comes to holiday lighting, 10 strands of LED lights can be connected compared to just three strands of traditional lights. Plus, LED lights last many years longer if reasonable care is taken.

For more ways to save, Entergy Texas customers may visit www.entergytexas.com/savemoney.