WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MaxLite, a global manufacturer of energy efficient lighting, is encouraging consumers to choose ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs on Amazon to benefit Habitat for Humanity during the month of October.
MaxLite will donate 10 percent* of sales from select ENERGY STAR certified products sold on the site throughout the month to Habitat, which helps families gain strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. The promotion is part of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour, which brings community service and energy efficiency together to brighten lives across America.
The LED bulbs included in the promotion are the 9-watt A19 four-pack (60-watt equivalent); 8-watt BR30 four-pack (65-watt); 5-watt B11 three-pack (40-watt); and 6-watt (40-watt) G25 three-pack. ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy than standard bulbs, and last 15 to 25 times longer. A single bulb can save over $55 in electricity costs over its lifetime and last over 12 years with typical use. The featured bulbs are designed to fit most residential fixtures, such as table and floor lamps, recessed downlights, chandeliers, ceiling fixtures and bath bars. Consumers can purchase the bulbs on Amazon at www.amazon.com/maxlite-products.
"By our continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, MaxLite remains dedicated to helping consumers save energy, save money, and do their part to protect the climate by switching to more efficient lighting," said MaxLite CEO and President Yon Sung. "We are also a company strongly committed to giving back to the community through our support of Habitat. Through the Change the World Tour, we are helping to better lives in the present while preserving our planet for future generations."
"Everyone can join us in brightening a life with ENERGY STAR," said Ann Bailey, Chief, ENERGY STAR Labeling Branch, EPA. "Each purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb saves you money and makes a difference for the planet, but this October it can also improve the life of someone in need."
Since 2013, MaxLite LED and CFL lamps and luminaires have supported affordable housing through programs like Habitat's Home Builders Blitz and Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets. In 2015, MaxLite made a four-year, $1 million commitment to provide energy-efficient lighting products to Habitat to be used in sustainable and affordable housing. MaxLite offers nearly 400 ENERGY STAR certified lighting products for the residential and commercial building markets. The company has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for four years and in 2016 received a Sustained Excellence Award for its industry leadership in developing products that save energy and protect the climate.
Learn more about the Change the World Tour at www.energystar.gov/brightenalife.
*Promotion period 10/1/16 – 10/31/16. MaxLite will donate 10 percent of sales, up to a maximum of $5,000, directly to Habitat for Humanity on the following SKUs sold through the MaxLite brand store on Amazon (www.amazon.com/maxlite-products): 9A19DLED27/G4, 8BR30DLED27/G2/4P, HC5B11DLED27-RB3, HC6G25DLED27-RB3.
About MaxLite (www.maxlite.com)
MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for more than 20 years. One of the first movers into LED technology in the industry, MaxLite offers an extensive line of quality, certified indoor and outdoor LED lamps and luminaires. A four-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its industry leadership, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies through the innovative research and development capabilities of its New Jersey headquarters and California office. For more information, call 800-555-5629, email email@example.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About ENERGY STAR (www.energystar.gov)
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
About Habitat for Humanity International (www.habitat.org)
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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