HONOLULU – The Maui Fair, the largest and longest running annual fair for 92 years, is bringing energy efficiency to the center stage by replacing old incandescent lighting with all-new compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Maui, Hawaii and Honolulu counties, has supported the Maui Fair and operated an educational booth the past three years in an effort to help fair goers save energy. This year, the program has taken a step forward by providing 702 energy-efficient CFLs installed at high-traffic areas throughout the fair grounds including the food and concessions area, entertainment tent and the “Maui Fair Products & Services” tent.
“We’re honored to support this timeless community tradition again and proud to help the fair reduce its energy consumption,” said Walter Enomoto, Hawaii Energy Program Specialist for Maui County. “We look forward to working together in the future to find even more ways to conserve and maximize the fair’s efficient use of energy.”
ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs use 75 percent less energy, produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs and last nearly 10 times longer. Switching to CFLs can save about $12 to $19 per lamp on your electric bill annually. To see how much energy can be saved by switching from incandescent lamps to CFLs, visit www.hawaiienergy.com/savings-calculator.
Hawaii Energy offers instant rebates for CFLs at the following participating Maui retailers: Ace Hardware, Costco, Foodland, Home Depot, Longs Drugs/CVS, Safeway and Walmart.
“We’d like to give a big mahalo to Hawaii Energy and all of our sponsors for donating their time, resources and expertise to make the Maui Fair a memorable event,” said Sherri Grimes, Maui Fair Managing Director. “This year is truly special because we’re making strides to create a cleaner, greener fair than ever before.”
The 92nd Maui Fair will be held at the War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku from Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 5, 2014.
To learn more about Hawaii Energy and how to save energy and money on your electric bill, visit www.HawaiiEnergy.com or call toll-free at (877) 231-8222.