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Oct. 3, 2018
For Release: Immediately
“Light the Moment” With Central Hudson and Win, Save 

Switch to efficient ENERGY STAR® LED lighting and submit a photograph illuminating a special life moment -- bedtime stories, birthday parties, homework or any personal activity – and customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. will be entered to win $1,500 towards the purchase of an ENERGY STAR®-certified appliance of their choice.

“We’re encouraging our customers to become more energy efficient by using LED lighting, and offer discounted pricing options,” said Charles A. Freni, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson. “Our customers can purchase discounted LED lights online through the CenHub Store at, and at participating home centers displaying Central Hudson Instant Rebate shelf signs.” Freni said Central Hudson also offers free LED lights to families in need, distributed through United Way agencies.

The contest is sponsored by Central Hudson in partnership with ENERGY STAR® to help residents reduce energy use, lower expenses and protect the environment. Now in its second year, the contest earned an ENERGY STAR® award in 2017 for demonstrating leadership in showing how families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Central Hudson customers can enter photographs from Oct. 1 – 30 in the following ways:

  • Through Central Hudson’s Facebook (com/CentralHudson), and clicking on the “Light the Moment” link on the left side of the page;
  • Through Twitter and Instagram, and using both hashtags #LightTheMoment and #WinWithCentralHudson;
  • By following the instructions at; or
  • Attending lighting events at the following locations:
    • Friday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Poughkeepsie Home Depot
    • Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Poughkeepsie Home Depot
    • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – People’s Place in Kingston
    • Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Newburgh Home Depot
    • Thursday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Highland Lowes
    • Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Catskill (Leeds) Home Depot
    • Friday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – United Methodist Church in Kingston
    • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Kingston Home Depot

Local lighting events are held at area home and community centers to promote the benefits of LED lighting, provide information on how to select and LED lights and promote special pricing available at participating stores.

The contest winner will be selected from among the entries at random, and announced in November. For complete rules, visit For more on energy efficiency and incentives, visit

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