WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – MaxLite announced a four-year, $1 million pledge to provide energy-efficient LED and CFL lamps and fixtures to Habitat for Humanity. The product donations will help create sustainable, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families across the United States.
MaxLite has supported Habitat for Humanity since 2013, donating lamps and lighting fixtures to be used in Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz and sold through Habitat ReStore resale outlets. Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell goods at a fraction of the retail price, helping local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of homes within their communities. MaxLite works with utilities and their energy-saving rebate programs across the country to provide additional discounts on lighting products for Habitat ReStores. MaxLite products are currently sold at 130 Habitat ReStores nationwide.
“MaxLite is proud to show its support of Habitat for Humanity by extending our commitment to four years,” said MaxLite CEO Yon Sung. “We are grateful for their partnership and the difference they are making in improving the lives of families in need of affordable housing. We are proud to support their home-building efforts and to make energy-efficient, quality lighting more accessible to all consumers through Habitat ReStores.”
As part of the company’s partnership with Habitat, MaxLite employees will participate in a team build day by aiding in the construction of affordable homes. In 2014, MaxLite products were used in 257 new or rehabilitated affordable homes during Habitat’s Home Builder Blitz. With the installation of energy-efficient LED and CFL lighting, Habitat homeowners will save money on electricity costs and change their light bulbs much less frequently. LED lamps use 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, and have a lifetime of 25,000 – 50,000 hours, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
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