Halogen lamps have caused more than five hundred fires and contributed to some 40 deaths nationwide since 1992. Locally, many had a chance to make there home safer by exchanging their halogen lamp for a safer one.
The Rockford Lowe's held an exchange on Saturday. By bringing a halogen lamp, residents were able to purchase a similar touchier lamp for just less than $10. Experts say the problem with the halogen lamps is that they give off an incredible amount of heat.
Organizers say you should look for a lamp with this energy star label. Lamps with this are said to use 75 percent less energy and are cool enough to touch.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.