Mid-Day Money Minute 2/17: FREE CFL Light Bulbs?

As I write this, my office is lit by (5) 13W CFL bulbs, sent to us for FREE from our power company.

I contacted Duke Energy when I heard about a program that they offered: Duke Energy wants to help our customers save energy and money. We’re giving eligible customers free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to jump-start their savings. CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

A few weeks after filling out the form, I received a large box of 2 dozen bulbs. So let me get this straight: FREE bulbs, less heat being generated, and less energy being used. Sounds great to me!

Contact your local power company to see if they offer a similar program.

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  1. Not available in my area :(