MaxLite "Brightens Up" Lights and Lives of Needy Children at Mooseheart Child City and School Campus, Outside of Chicago

West Caldwell, New Jersey - Keeping in-step with its efforts of altruism, education and providing a positive environment that nurtures needy children and teens, Mooseheart has retrofitted its Child City and School campus with new, state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting fixtures and lamps from MaxLite. MaxLite, a global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient luminaires and lamps, provided more than 400 energy efficient T8 Fluorescent bulbs and HighMax compact fluorescent fixtures. MaxLite fixtures have been installed in the Mooseheart Fieldhouse and classrooms.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® website, lighting consumes 25 to 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, and lighting within buildings accounts for 23 percent of national electrical consumption. These facts reflect the importance and the strong demand for more energy-efficient lighting today.

"We are extremely happy with the quality of the new lighting by MaxLite," explained Keith Strutz, Director of Facilities for Mooseheart Child City and School. "The lighting has been greatly improved and we have reduced energy consumption significantly with MaxLite's energy efficient luminaires. The dramatic reflection from the new lighting on our Fieldhouse gym floor is reminiscent of The United Arena's floor where the Chicago Bulls play."

In the Mooseheart Fieldhouse, old, high wattage metal halide and incandescent fixtures were replaced with MaxLite's HighMax(TM) Compact Fluorescent (CFL) fixtures with a 5,000K-color temperature, which offer tremendous energy savings. Installed for general lighting applications, the HighMax CFL luminaires produce a brighter, cleaner, more calming balanced light, with better color rendering (CRI of 84) and better directional lighting than metal halide fixtures. The clear light of HighMax fixtures, with its advantages of instant start, integral ballasts, low maintenance and operating costs, was selected over competing lines. MaxLite's HighMax fixtures deliver a high output (up to 12,000 lumens) at a long life of 10,000 hours and are available in both 2700K, and 5000K (in 150-watt and 200-watt models) with an E39 mogul or E25 medium base and can be used on 120-, 277- and 347-volt electrical systems. The HighMax fixtures are designed for superior heat management to maximize lumen maintenance and long life.

Managing a 1,000-acre campus with more than 100 buildings, Mooseheart enables 220 students to attend schooling from pre-k through high school levels. In more than 30 classrooms on campus, MaxLite's energy efficient T8 Fluorescent fixtures were installed to increase light levels and enhance the lighting quality. Mooseheart replaced incandescent lighting with MaxLite's energy efficient T8 Fluorescent fixtures. Over 50 teachers were extremely satisfied with the new lighting and how well the fixtures mimicked natural sunlight in their classrooms.

"Mooseheart's Board of Directors was extremely impressed with MaxLite's energy efficient lighting fixtures and their ability to help our organization secure clean energy foundation grants to subsidize the new lighting," explained Mr. Strutz. "Management loved the look of the lighting fixtures, the quality and performance, and the tremendous amount of energy that the fixtures are saving."

Dedicated in July 1913 by the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose, Mooseheart cares for the youth whose families are unable to care for them. Some children have lost one or both parents while others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development. Whatever the reason, the Moose fraternity provides children with a wholesome home-like environment and the best possible training and education. The installation of energy efficient lighting reinforces the educational element of energy conservation, sustainability and the preservation of the planet's resources.

"We loved working with MaxLite," continued Mr. Strutz. "It was certainly an outstanding experience of both service and product that help us with the 'greening of Mooseheart.' MaxLite shipped the fixtures very quickly to meet our rigid installation schedules and their fixtures prove tremendous quality, high performance and energy savings every day."

About MaxLite (

Inheriting global manufacturing and marketing expertise that dates back to 1955, MaxLite was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. Committed to energy efficiency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2009, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, ranging from the award-winning Flat Panel collection, to the best-selling outdoor lineup, Plug-and-Play light bars and lamps.

Out of the company's two main distribution centers, conveniently located in West Caldwell, New Jersey and Rancho Cucamonga, California, MaxLite ships products within the continental United States within one to three days on standard orders. Through MaxLite's innovative research and development capabilities in its California office, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies. For more information about MaxLite and its products, call 800-555-5629, fax 973-244-7333, email, or tweet us at

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