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‘Tis the Season! Enter to win LED holiday lights!

We’ve rounded the corner on Halloween and put our Thanksgiving leftovers behind us (although, unfortunately, not all those pumpkin-pie-pounds).  Now, it’s officially time to bust out the stockings, warm some cocoa, and hang the mistletoe! In honor of the season, CUB is spreading some holiday cheer to our dedicated followers across Illinois.  To say ‘Thank you’ for…...

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ComEd Discounts: L-E-Delightful

We don’t want to induce a panic, but we have big news: ComEd is discounting LED light bulbs! Time to run to your nearest hardware store to take advantage of these long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting marvels. ComEd is offering the in-store instant discount as part of its Smart Ideas efficiency program.  (The utility is required to offer…...

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Nobel Prize winners put LEDs in the spotlight

Three scientists earned this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the blue light-emitting diode (LED)–an essential part of creating white light from LED lamps. Red and green LEDs had been around since the 1960s, but blue LEDs had been a challenge for scientists for years. In the 1990s, however, Isamu Akasaki,…...

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CUB’s Earth Day Giveaway has a winner!

Congratulations to Sarah, the winner of CUB’s Earth Day Giveaway! She’s just won $25 off her next utility bill as well as an energy efficiency kit: an LED, a smart power strip, and a Kill A Watt. Runner-up winners were Nancy and Mary-Jo. Each will receive an LED bulb. Congrats! Sarah,…...

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30 Prizes for 30 Years

Join us in celebrating our 30th Anniversary here at CUB! We’re giving away 30 prizes for 30 years of serving you—helping you save big on your bills, updating you on the latest news, and fighting for your rights against the utility companies. We’re picking 10 winners for each of the…...

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Bulb winner just won 4 LEDs–up to $400 in savings!

Congratulations to Calvin from Rockford for winning our drawing this week!  Calvin will receive 4 LED light bulbs, up to $400 in energy savings, after his name was randomly selected from the people who took our survey on new light bulb efficiency standards. “I appreciate CUB being a watchdog for…...

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Say hello to LEDs

New federal efficiency standards marked the death of the traditional incandescent light bulb in 2014. You have three new options for bulbs now: incandescents that meet the new standards (usually made with halogen), compact fluorescent lights (CFL), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). We’ve made a nifty infographic for you to learn more…...

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Cary man “tickled” to win CUB’s Energy Efficiency Action kit

Congratulations to Gary, of Cary, IL. He’s the new owner of four LEDs, a smart power strip, and a Kill A Watt as part of CUB’s Energy Efficiency Action Kit Giveaway. “I was tickled to win!” wrote Gary, who has used CUB to help cut his electric and phone costs…...

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Three handy devices to cut your electric bill

For those willing to spend a little—but not a lot—to cut energy costs, these three devices fit the bill. Kill A Watt. Plug electronics and appliances into this handy device to instantly find out how much electricity they’re using—and how much money they’re costing you. Maybe the old, second refrigerator in your…...

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