August 2016 (2)
May 2016 (1)
March 2016 (1)
February 2016 (1)
January 2016 (1)
December 2015 (1)
October 2015 (1)
August 2015 (1)
June 2015 (1)
May 2015 (1)
February 2015 (1)
January 2015 (1)
November 2014 (2)
October 2014 (2)
September 2014 (6)
August 2014 (1)
July 2014 (5)
June 2014 (1)
March 2014 (3)
February 2014 (2)
January 2014 (1)
November 2013 (3)
October 2013 (1)
August 2013 (3)
July 2013 (4)
May 2013 (4)
April 2013 (3)
March 2013 (2)
February 2013 (3)
January 2013 (4)
December 2012 (6)
November 2012 (9)
October 2012 (10)
September 2012 (9)
August 2012 (14)
July 2012 (17)
June 2012 (14)
May 2012 (13)
April 2012 (18)
March 2012 (14)
February 2012 (10)
January 2012 (12)
December 2011 (8)
November 2011 (11)
October 2011 (10)
September 2011 (13)
August 2011 (10)
July 2011 (6)
June 2011 (12)
May 2011 (8)
April 2011 (8)
March 2011 (9)
February 2011 (6)
January 2011 (9)
December 2010 (8)
November 2010 (17)
October 2010 (8)
September 2010 (12)
August 2010 (15)
July 2010 (10)
June 2010 (15)
May 2010 (9)
April 2010 (11)
March 2010 (13)
February 2010 (10)
January 2010 (14)
December 2009 (14)
November 2009 (10)
October 2009 (17)
September 2009 (20)
August 2009 (18)
July 2009 (22)
June 2009 (12)
Answering Questions
Avista Utilities
Clark Fork
Community Service
Customer Service
Energy Assistance
Energy Efficiency
Environment Facts
Hydro power
Infrastructure upgrades
Lake Coeur d'Alene
Natural Gas
Power Outages
Reliability Facts
Renewable Energy
Renewable Facts
Smart Grid
Spokane River

My CFL picture is lame. Send me an awesome picture of your CFLs!   


My lame CFL picture. Click to enlarge.
This is my lame CFL picture. I bet you can do better! Send your
photos to, or on Twitter use the
hashtag #AvistaCFLs and include the
@Avistautilities user name.
Post by Dan Kolbet
I was just hand-delivered (at my desk) a box of the Avista CFL bulbs. Thousands of these kits are being delivered to Washington customers right now. Avista customers, if you’re in the Evergreen State, you should soon be receiving your CFL kit too. In fact I’ve noticed several folks on Twitter commenting on the kits and I want to see photos!

Here’s what you need to know: The kit contains Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), a cover letter, educational brochure and turn-it-off stickers. All customers will receive their kits by November 15, 2011. According to my co-worker Chris Drake who is Avista’s Lead Demand Side Management Program Manager, the kits are “a simple and convenient way to help customers lighten their energy load, while helping Avista meet our energy efficiency targets too. Learn more about the kits from our June blog post here.

We’ve also got a webpage at about the kits. Check it out. 

Send us your creative photos!
If you get your kit, I’d love to see how they look in your mailbox – but more importantly – installed in your light fixtures. Send me your groovy pics of CFLs in use and I’ll post them on the blog. Extra bonus points if you can get your smiling face in the pictures too. Be creative and I’ll make you semi-famous on the blog.

Send your photos to, or on Twitter use the hashtag #AvistaCFLs and include the @Avistautilities user name.

Let’s see who can be the most creative. Photographers unite!

*Rules (yes, rules): You own your pictures (and CFLs), not us. By sending them our way, you’ve granted Avista permission to use them on this blog with no compensation. There is no reward for taking the picture other than being awesome. We reserve the right to not publish your photos on the blog for any reason. Avista customers only please. Be safe when taking the pictures. E-mail with questions
Posted by  System Account  on  7/28/2011
0  Comments  | 0  Links to this post | Bookmark this post with:          


Add a Comment

We encourage comments on this blog, but this is a family friendly conversation, so please check out our discussion guidelines so we’re all on the same page. By submitting a comment, you agree to these terms and our Privacy Policy.  

Customers must have a My Account and be logged in to comment.
Login to My Account | Create My Account


We're hopeful that this space will encourage thought provoking and informative community discussions about issues related to our products and services. Currently you must be an Avista customer to participate in the conversation, but stay tuned. In the coming weeks we'll also provide an opportunity for non-customers to participate in this forum.