“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.
MaxLite Teams Up with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
As part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, MaxLite has partnered with New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ (NJCEP) to provide discounted ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFL lamps and fixtures to Habitat ReStore resale outlet customers in New Jersey. The products are discounted through NJCEP, which is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Discounted lighting is then made available to retailers across New Jersey. MaxLite is selling products at New Jersey Habitat ReStores located in Wayne, Carney Point, Cinnaminson and Asbury Park, and the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in the local communities.