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MaxLite Partners With Progress Energy Carolinas

April 23, 2013

MaxLite is helping Habitat ReStore customers in the Carolinas save energy and money through a program by Progress Energy Carolinas that provides Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to customers at reduced prices. The bulbs are discounted through Progress Energy Carolina’s energy-efficient lighting program and then gifted to the stores.

“We are proud to work with Progress Energy Carolinas to offer substantially discounted CFLs for the consumer,” said Joe Pater, utility solutions program manager for MaxLite. “Habitat ReStores are doing an excellent job of marketing these energy-efficient light bulbs to their customers, and as a result, we are providing energy-saving lighting at affordable prices to consumers to support a great cause.”

The program provides product discounts that enable the Habitat ReStores to offer a MaxLite four-pack of 13-watt CFLs for $1.50. The product’s actual retail value ranges from $7 to $8. In addition, a 13-watt CFL, which is equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb, saves $7.72 per year in energy costs, based on usage of three hours per day, seven days a week. The bulbs are sold at Habitat ReStores located throughout the Carolinas, and the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in North and South Carolina.

The Habitat ReStore in Aberdeen, N.C., is experiencing success with the program. “The MaxLite bulbs are flying out of the store,” said Yvette McCormick, manager of the Aberdeen Habitat ReStore. “Our first order of 250 four-packs sold out in a day and a half, and the second shipment sold equally as fast; we doubled the third shipment and those bulbs are nearly gone. Our customers had an initial trepidation that 13-watt CFLs were not bright enough, however, everyone loves the quality, the reduced price and the long life.”

MaxLite CFL four-packs are available in Habitat ReStore locations throughout North Carolina, including Aberdeen, Asheville, Waynesville, Goldsboro, Pittsboro-Farrell, Pittsboro-West, Sanford, Cary, Oxford, Raleigh, Dunn, Wilmington and Spruce Pine. In South Carolina, the bulbs are available in Florence, Hartsville and Sumter.
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