Make 2012 Lighter & Brighter Sweepstakes

by Ron & Lisa Beres on January 12, 2012 · 64 comments

WIN an LED Gift Basket to Light Up Your
New Year in the…
Make 2012 Lighter &
Brighter Sweepstakes!

WIN a Gift Basket Chock-Full of Energy-Efficient Lights for Your Home
Valued at $150.00+!!


Would you like to WIN Gift Basket Chock-Full of Energy-Efficient Lights for Your Home!   2012 has arrived and we’re lighting up the New Year!   If you have read our book Just GREEN It!  Simple Swaps to Save the Planet & You Health, then you are already familiar with our recommendation of making the switch to energy efficient lighting such as Light-Emitting Diodes or LEDs.  LED’s represent a transformational change in how light is produced. They are versatile and incredibly energy-efficient as their color stability and lumen efficacy continue to increase.  Not only are LED’s safe since they stay cool to the touch – making them less of a fire hazard than traditional incandescents or CFL’s – but they outshine others.  Our friends at Osram Sylvania (a worldwide leader in LED components and systems) knew this when they created SYLVANIA Integrated LED Light Sources to provide energy savings, longer life, color quality, reliability and sustainability. With passion for light and solutions for life, Osram is the second-largest lighting manufacturer in the world; founded in 1919 and is North America’s #1 lighting company.

Start your New Year off on the right bulb! As we reflect on 2011—its time to lighten and brighten up 2012 with light bulbs from SYLVANIA. Offering the latest in lighting technology, SYLVANIA LED Light Bulbs are high-quality replacements for conventional light sources for both commercial and consumer applications. And, they use existing socket specifications, so installation couldn’t be easier. All SYLVANIA LED Light Bulbs are engineered to perform better and more efficiently than the current technology they replace.   Now that is what we call a bright idea!

  • 2-pack halogen bulbs (100w replacement)
  • One RT6 LED Recessed Downlight

WIN an Illuminated Gift Basket to Light Up Your New Year!   Someone lit up Debbie Boon’s life and now we are ready to light up one luck winner’s life!  What are you waiting for?  Enter today and everyday until 2/10/12 because this great giveaway is going to go well, faster than the speed of light! (ARV $ 150+)

How to Enter:
For every action below that you complete, you receive a specific number of entries.  Click each individual action to enter yourself. For actions you have done in the past (i.e. you already follow @SYLVANIA  or @RonandLisa on Twitter) just click directly on ‘I did this’. The eligibility of the winner will be verified by The Healthy Home Dream Team(TM).

There is no mandatory entry. Each action will earn different numbers of entries into the contest. You may tweet or share on your Facebook wall for an entry once per day. All other actions will only be counted once. You must be 18 or older with a US address to win. Contest ends 2/10/12 at 12:01am ET. Click here for complete terms and conditions.

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Dianne Shaw January 13, 2012 at 12:10 am

Have great luck with Sylvania light buls. Want to change our revessed lighting to Sylvania LED light bulbs.


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

Thanks for your feedback Dianne! Yes – we, too, love LED’s! They save so much money in the long run, are safer since they stay cool to the touch and do not contain dangerous mercury like CFL’s do.


Marla Johnson January 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thank You for this Bright Idea :)


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

You’re welcome Marla! Best of luck to you in this sweepstakes :)


linda mccullough January 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

please enter me in your contest


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hi Linda,
You can enter by clicking they grey box above. You will need to login using your email or your Facebook account first. Then, you’ll see the many ways to enter. It’s very simple and you can enter every day. Your email address and/or Facebook info is kept private. Good luck!


Jean F January 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

I have yet to try LED bulbs but am very interested in them. For fixtures that are hard to reach, a long lasting bulb is the best.


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

Great point – this is SO true Jean! We have 20 foot high ceilings in our living room and a long lasting LED is essential. Getting a ladder that tall in here is not something we wish to do very often ;-)

Best of luck to you!


gabriela January 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Love LED lights.
This is a really great giveaway.. hopefully i get lucky this time..You have really great giveaways..
LOve use guys… Followed all steps in rafflecofter.
Facebook:Gabriela Aguilar
twitter @1chynna


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hello Gabriela!
Thanks for sharing the love (of us & LED’s) :))
Looks like you did everything right in entering. Don’t forget you can enter each day by posting to Twitter & Facebook. Sending you lucky vibes for this one!!


Regina Fordyce January 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm



Mary Beth Elderton January 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Teresa January 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I have yet to use any of these bulbs but I am going to replace my current light bulbs with them when they burn out. I would love to have this gift in my closet for just such an occasion.


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Such a smart idea Teresa. Let us know how you like them (when you either buy them…or win them)!


Barb K. January 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Good giveaway. These lights will help save money.


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

YES…they will indeed. Good luck to you Barb.


Patricia Lodato January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for this enlightening opportunity!


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Love the pun Patricia :) Good luck!


Penny Lynn January 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I just don’t understand why every business in the country says ‘enter at facebook’..seems unfair, and ridiculous to believe EVERYONE has a facebook fetish…or the TIME to go there all the time. Some of us with small businesses are so busy, we never were able to catch the ‘social’ bug at facebook, and since we aren’t lemmings, we are glad, but too many contests have to be entered at facebook, and it just seems WRONG, and not even LEGAL to give everyone a chance. WE PROTEST. But thanks, we do love LED and put it in the art studio…


Ron & Lisa January 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Hello Penny,
To clarify, you do not need a Facebook account to enter. There is a link below the Facebook button (above in the grey box) that says ‘or use your name and email.’
We hope this helps!


Rita Anderson January 14, 2012 at 3:59 am

A nice selection. I would love to have them.
I agree with Penny on the facebook issue.


Ron & Lisa January 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

Good luck Rita! Thanks for the feedback – but not sure the Facebook comment is an issue since it is not a requirement to enter the sweepstakes. It is merely one of many options provided ;)


Laurie Harrison January 14, 2012 at 4:03 am

I use LED and winning this would be wonderful. So…go ahead, lay some Debbie Boone on me. LOL


Ron & Lisa January 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

Haaaa – Bring it on Debbie B! We can’t wait to ‘light up’ one lucky winners life! Good luck to you Laurie :)


Betsy Pauzauskie January 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm!/BetsyPauzauskie/status/158286355418447873
I tweeted; but, I could not put the URL in above. So, I’m putting it here!


Anne E. Perry January 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Carol Hansen January 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thanks for the excellent green promotion. Followed all the rules!


Ron & Lisa January 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

A green thumbs up to you Carol! Best of luck to you & everyone in making 2012 lighter & brighter~


Tamara Davis January 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I was under the impression that LED bulbs got hot but haven’t any personal experience with them. My husband tried using an LED flood-type lamp with a socket extender in a recessed light fixture and it got hot.


Ron & Lisa January 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Hello Tamara,
Based on the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) technology, LED lighting is much more efficient by producing less heat, hence utilizing less electricity. This is why LED’s remain much cooler than traditional incandescents (however, they do produce a minimal amount of heat). In contrast, incandescents release 90% of their energy as heat. We hope this helps!


alena svetelska January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm
Geri S January 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Rebekah Mercier January 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Geri S January 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Robin Quick January 22, 2012 at 6:01 am
Geri S January 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Katherine January 23, 2012 at 4:21 am
Geri S January 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm
Geri S January 26, 2012 at 11:14 am
Ron & Lisa January 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Hey everyone!
Don’t forget to click the ‘I Did This’ green button in the box above (after you login) to get the points counted towards your entries!! Good luck everyone….only 2 weeks left to find out who the lucky winner will be :)


Jeana O'donnell-Murphy January 28, 2012 at 11:14 am
Michael (CihaGratis) January 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm
Dianne Shaw January 31, 2012 at 11:55 pm

This would be so awesome to win! And would it make our lives better!


Dianne Shaw February 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

Think this is the last chance for a great giveaway–these LED lights would brighten our house (pun intended!)


Ron & Lisa February 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

Good luck Dianne! Only 8 days remain (don’t forget…you can enter every day ’till then)! Here is to brighter, healthier and more energy efficient homes :)


wendy February 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

love these lightbulbs.


JR Pickett (aka Vicki Vix) February 7, 2012 at 1:34 am

Shared on FB –
Subscribed to Sylvania with teaplease at lycos dot com. “Vicki Vix” on Networked Blogs.


liz carlin February 7, 2012 at 3:59 am

great prize


Ron & Lisa February 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

Good luck Liz!


Bill February 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

very interesting but expensive “alternative”


Ron & Lisa February 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

Upfront, LED’s cost more, but long-term, they are less expensive in terms of energy costs. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that if every household switched to LED holiday lights, the US would save approximately $410 million in electricity costs (LED’s can save up to 90% more energy compared to their incandescent counterparts)!


Tammy February 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

Love energy efficient Lighting!


Rick Gibson February 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

It’s cheap and you can snuggle with it.


dan williams February 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

twitted this


Ron & Lisa February 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Only 1 day left! Good luck everyone :)) Can’t wait to find out who the winner will be.


Cindy R. February 9, 2012 at 5:54 am

What a great idea for a giveaway! I’m all for saving energy.


Ron & Lisa February 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Way to go Cindy! Good luck to you ;)


Ron & Lisa February 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

CONGRATULATIONS to Alfredia B. who will be lighting up her home in Savannah, GA with Sylvania LED, energy efficient lights!!

Thanks to all who entered! Have a bright & light 2012~


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