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More Than 700 Energy-Saving Lights to Illuminate Maui Fair

September 30, 2014, 3:48 PM HST
* Updated October 1, 8:38 AM
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Maui Fair. Courtesy photo.

Maui Fair. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The upcoming Maui Fair is bringing energy efficiency to the center stage by replacing old incandescent lighting with all-new compact fluorescent lights.

Hawaiʻi Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Maui, Hawaiʻi and Honolulu counties, is supporting the fair this year by providing 702 CFL lights for high-traffic areas.

The energy efficient lights are installed 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, Hawaiʻi Energy Program Specialist for Maui County.

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“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,” he said in a joint press release.

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Organization representatives say ENERGY STAR certified CFLs use 75% less energy, produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs, and last nearly 10 times longer.

According to Hawaiʻi Energy, switching to CFLs can save about $12 to $19 per lamp on an electric bill annually.

“We’d like to give a big mahalo to Hawaiʻi 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 in the press release. “This year is truly special because we’re making strides to create a cleaner, greener fair than ever before.”

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The 92nd Maui Fair will be held at the War Memorial complex in Wailuku from Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 2 to 5, 2014.

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