Duke Energy launches online store offering highly discounted CFL and LED bulbs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy customers in qualified service areas can now shop for energy-efficient light bulbs online at the new "“Duke Energy Savings Store.”"

Available at www.duke-energy.com/savingsstore, the store offers ENERGY STAR®-qualified compact fluorescent light (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that cost up to 92 percent less than the everyday retail price.

The Duke Energy Savings Store features residential light bulb types and sizes for indoor and outdoor use. Customers can choose from a wide variety of EnergyStar™ CFL and LED bulbs including single-wattage, three-way, dimmable, flood, candle-shape and more.

The store also provides simple online tools to help customers select bulbs and estimate home energy savings.

"“Duke Energy is pleased to introduce another service that helps customers save energy and money,”" said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief customer officer. “"Encouraging customers to pursue energy-efficient habits today, helps the greater community meet the energy demands of tomorrow.”"

The online savings store builds upon the success of Duke Energy'’s free CFL offers.

Since 2010, Duke Energy has distributed nearly 37 million CFL bulbs throughout its service areas. This is enough energy savings to power more than 97,000 residential homes and offset the carbon emissions of 205,000 passenger cars.

The savings store is available to eligible Duke Energy residential customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky. Eligible Duke Energy business customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana can also shop the savings store at www.duke-energy.com/business-savings-store/.

The savings store is offering discounted holiday lights for residential customers in warm white and multi-colored options Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, or while supplies last. For details visit www.duke-energy.com/savingsstore.

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $110 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.