During the build week, Habitat partners with professional builders and suppliers who provide the labor, funding and materials in order to address the growing need for affordable housing in communities nationwide. MaxLite is contributing 1,950 LED bulbs to the 2018 building effort. MaxLite products are designed to help save money on electricity costs and to reduce the need to change light bulbs as frequently. LED bulbs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, use 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and have a lifetime of 25,000-50,000 hours.
“MaxLite is proud to be part of this week of homebuilding, and to support the work done by Habitat for Humanity to improve the lives of families in need of affordable housing,” says MaxLite President and CEO Yon Sung. “Knowing that our products will help to light up the homes and lives of the owners is a wonderful feeling.”
MaxLite has supported Habitat since 2013 by donating bulbs and lighting fixtures to be used in Habitat’s Home Builders Blitz projects and sold through Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets. Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell goods at a fraction of the retail price, which helps fund Habitat construction projects in local communities. MaxLite works with state utility companies and their energy-saving rebate programs to provide additional discounts on lighting products for Habitat ReStores. MaxLite products are being sold at 220 Habitat ReStore resale outlets across the country.