MaxLite Teams Up To Offer CFL Lamps and Fixtures to Habitat for Humanity Resale Outlets
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 06, 2013, 03:59 PM EST
“We are pleased to bring our work with Habitat for Humanity ReStores to MaxLite’s home state of New Jersey through NJCEP and offer significantly discounted CFL products to the consumer,” explained Joe Pater, utility solutions program manager for MaxLite. “The participating New Jersey Habitat ReStores are offering these energy-efficient lamps and fixtures to their customers at affordable prices, but best of all it supports Habitat’s efforts to create affordable housing in New Jersey.”
Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets sell donated goods to the general public to help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of homes within their communities. Through NJCEP, the New Jersey Habitat ReStores offer CFL products, including four lamps, six ceiling fixtures and three outdoor lanterns at discounted rates of $1 to $9, which is nearly a 99 percent savings on select products. Additionally, the products will save on energy consumption for years to come. For instance, the 18- and 36-watt CFL ceiling fixtures replace 75- and 150-watt incandescent products, respectively, based on a $.012 kWh energy rate and a 10,000-hour product lifetime.
“The CFLs are flying off the shelves,” said Lucia Fitzgerald, director of the Paterson Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Wayne, New Jersey, which began selling MaxLite products in late August. “We have already had to re-order MaxLite products three times over the last two months, and we anticipate many more orders in the future.”
Another ReStore commented, “The light bulbs were the first to sell and all sold within the first week we received them,” said Tristan Keyser, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Burlington County ReStore in Cinnaminson. “We really appreciate the partnership and hope we can continue in the future.”
Under this one-year, $250,000 gift-in-kind partnership, MaxLite is also partnering with utilities and Habitat ReStores in other select areas of the nation as well, including North and South Carolina and Washington.
See http://www.maxlite.com/PDFs/PR/PRkit/MaxLite_HabitatforHumanity.jpg.zip for a photo of the products sold at the Paterson Habitat ReStore.
About MaxLite (www.maxlite.com)
MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for the last 20 years, and was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office and product assembly center in New Jersey, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies. For more information, call 800-555-5629, email email@example.com, or follow us at https://twitter.com/maxlitenewsroom.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.