Saturday, February 4, 2012

Allow me to shed some light.....

A couple of weeks ago, I got 15 compact fluorescent light bulbs in the mail....FOR FREE!!

Anybody can do this, provided that you use Duke Energy for your home's power needs.

I went to this website from Duke Energy and put in just a few bits of information about our account to see if our home qualified for this program. If you do, Duke Energy tells you how many CFL bulbs you are allowed to get. We were able to get 15 and requested them to all come at once. I ordered them at the end of December, and they arrived in just a couple of weeks!

As you can see, we've already made use of a few of them. Some are the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb, and the others are the equivalent of a 75 watt bulb. They are best to use in lights you leave on for long periods of time, but can be used in any light socket, like a regular bulb.

Not quite sure why this picture rotated, but you can still see how many there are...and look at all the bubble wrap....very carefully packaged!

I had seen this offer advertised on our power bill for a few months but never took the time to look into it.  So glad I did, because the bulbs will last a long time, and we've got plenty to use!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good deal. We got some of these bulbs and use them in the bathroom. Haven't tried them in other lights yet but they work well.