Utility will distribute energy-saving bulbs
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is helping low-income families save energy by distributing 10,000 high-efficiency LED light bulbs at no cost to eligible households.
The distribution under Community Lighting Program is supported by local United Way chapters and other community service organizations.
LED bulbs are designed to reduce electricity used for lighting by 80 percent while producing the same brightness, the company said in a press release.
By lowering energy use, each LED bulb is estimated to save households an average of $3.85 per year, and with an expected life span of more than 22 years, provide a total lifetime savings of $88 each.
Eligible families may learn where to obtain the free LED lights by calling their service agency directly or Su Marcy of the United Way of Ulster County at (845) 331-4199 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.