Coopersburg, PA (October 29, 2013)
– Lutron Electronics
, the leader in energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, today announced its donation of dimmers and occupancy sensors to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post in Media, Penn. The donation is expected to increase energy efficiency and help reduce the center’s annual operating costs.
To the project, Lutron supplied its new Maestro® C•L ™ dimmers
, which can be used to control dimmable CFLs, dimmable LEDs, incandescent and halogen bulbs, and its new Maestro occupancy sensing switches
, which automatically turn lights on when someone enters a room, leaves them on while they’re there, and shuts them off after they leave. Occupancy sensors can provide up to 50% lighting energy savings in a home1
“Lutron is pleased to provide these local heroes with a more comfortable environment that operates more efficiently than ever before,” said Paul Lobo, Vice-President of Retail Sales at Lutron. “The addition of these dimmers and sensors will shave dollars off their monthly energy bills and allows those savings to be put toward other amenities that will directly benefit the veterans,” he said.
The larger Post remodel included updates to the Post’s kitchen, canteen, general purpose room, game room/office and the patio/barbeque area.
“This post is considered a hub of the veteran community,” said Harry McClay, a local war veteran who initiated the project and Team Home Depot project captain. “We hope that this project will attract more members and allow it to continue serving the community by providing a home away from home for its veterans. We are so grateful for the support we’ve received and know that these upgrades will truly breathe new life into this facility,” he said.