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Xcel Energy is asking people to turn out their lights at lunch Dec. 11. While the “Lights Out Lunch” statewide program is designed to promote energy efficiency and the purchase of compact fluorescent bulbs, it also comes with dining perks. Those who sign up for the noon to 1 p.m. blackout will receive a discount coupon good for lunch that day at participating restaurants. Participants will also be entered in a raffle to win lunch with the Nuggets’ Chauncey Billups or the Avalanche’s Paul Stastny. “The Lights Out Lunch program was developed to raise awareness among consumers and businesses about small, easy actions they can take that collectively can have a large impact,” said Tim Taylor, chief executive of Xcel’s Public Service Co.