Energy-Efficient Lighting

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Get up to 75% off energy-efficient lighting.

Switching to energy-efficient lighting is a simple way to save energy and money. At Duke Energy Progress,
we make it easy. We work with local retailers and lighting manufacturers to offer instant discounts up to 75% on energy-efficient LED lighting for all your needs.

Don’t be fooled by lesser bulbs. Always look for the ENERGY STAR® certification to assure quality and safety.

Energy-efficient LED bulbs, discounted by Duke Energy Progress:

  • Use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs

  • Last at least 15 times longer than traditional bulbs

  • Save up to $80 in electricity costs over their lifetime

How much light do I need?

INCANDESCENT
BULBS
(Watts)
COMMON
CFL/LED BULBS
(Watts)
MINIMUM LIGHT
OUTPUT
(Lumens)
25
4 to 9
250
40
9 to 13
450
60
13 to 15
800
75
18 to 25
1110
100
23 to 30
1600
125
22 to 40
2000
150
40 to 45
2600
Source: www.energystar.gov

GENERAL PURPOSE

Use these bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in most fixtures, such as table lamps, ceiling fixtures, floor torchieres, wall sconces and more.
LED A-line

DECORATIVE

Use these bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in decorative fixtures, such as ceiling fans, chandeliers and outdoor post lights.
LED Candelabra

GLOBE

Use in fixtures where the bulb is visible, like a bath bar, pendant lamp or any other outward or downward facing socket.
LED Globe

REFLECTORS

Use in recessed cans, flood or spot lights, indoors or outdoors. Most LEDs are dimmable but should indicate “dimmable” on the packaging before using in conjunction with a dimmer switch.
  • R or BR Reflectors
    Use to replace an R or BR lamp in recessed can and other applications. Common sizes are R 20, R or BR 30
    and R or BR 40.
  • PAR Reflector
    Use to replace a PAR lamp in recessed, track and spot or flood light applications. Common sizes are PAR 30 and PAR 38.
  • LED MR16
    Use to replace halogen MR16s. These bulbs are commonly used in track, under cabinet and range hood ventilation lighting.
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DID YOU KNOW? 90% of the energy used to power a traditional incandescent bulb is wasted as heat