Akron-based FirstEnergy said that distribution will begin in mid-October. Two compact fluorescent light bulbs will be mailed or hand-delivered to residential customers of Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
and Toledo Edison.
The cost of the program will be underwritten by customers, who FirstEnergy says can recover three times the cost through projected energy savings.
The program approved by state regulators is meant to reduce electricity usage and increase awareness of energy conservation.
The CFL bulbs use up to 75 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs.