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Autism Speaks, The Home Depot® and Global Value Lighting will come together for World Autism Month to promote awareness and acceptance for individuals across the spectrum and their families.

With autism affecting an estimated 1 in 36 children and 1 in 45 adults in the U.S. and more than 80 million people around the world, the initiative will help increase understanding and foster inclusion of all children and adults with autism.  In honor of World Autism Month, people around the globe are encouraged to pledge their support to the autism community by lighting up their homes or businesses blue. Customers can purchase EcoSmart blue LED light bulbs at their local The Home Depot store and online at to “light it up blue” and show their commitment to standing with people on the autism spectrum.

This year, in further support of Autism Speaks’ mission, The Home Depot and Global Value Lighting will donate $50,000 to Autism Speaks to help fund programs, services and resources to support the needs of people with autism and their families and help create a more inclusive world.

The EcoSmart 40-Watt Equivalent A19 Dimmable Filament Blue Colored Glass LED Light Bulb is a stylish direct replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs with all the benefits of LED technology. The bulb emits a vibrant blue light, making it the perfect way to add a pop of color to any room. These LED light bulbs are dimmable and provide an omni-directional 360° distribution of light. It uses only 4.5 watts of energy that is an 88 percent savings over traditional lighting and that means savings on your energy bill every month. The 25000 hour lifespan and 5-year warranty makes these light bulbs a great choice for applications in your home and office.

“Over the years, Autism Speaks has seen communities come together and show their support for people with autism by lighting up their homes and businesses blue. We are proud to continue that tradition with The Home Depot and Global Value Lighting,” said Kelli Seely, Chief Marketing Officer at Autism Speaks. “With the purchase of each blue LED light bulb, customers can shine a light on the strengths and challenges of autistic people, helping us to celebrate differences and create a brighter tomorrow for everyone.”

Click here to see how one Home Depot store stands out and puts a little extra into the light displays.

Supporter Since: 2011
2024 Campaign:  Light It Up Blue
Campaign Duration: Early March – April

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