SOURCE: LightbulbsAmerica

February 28, 2007 12:00 ET

New Fundraising Program Sets National Sales Goal of Two Million Fluorescent Light Bulbs

LightbulbsAmerica Enables Schools and Other Groups to Easily Raise Money While Saving More Than One Billion Pounds of CO2 Emissions

ORINDA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 --A new national fund-raising campaign, which LightbulbsAmerica announced today, enables schools, churches and other groups to raise money by selling environmentally friendly fluorescent light bulbs. In the "win-win" fundraiser, organizations can raise money; purchasers can save money; energy use can be lessened and the environment helped.

The fundraiser's national sales goal of two million fluorescent light bulbs would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 1.3 billion pounds, save approximately 500 million pounds of coal, and save consumers about $124 million.

"Many people don't realize how much they can save -- both financially and environmentally -- by switching to fluorescents," said Robert Etheredge, founder of LightbulbsAmerica. "We expect a positive response to this program because it provides a high-quality, environmentally friendly product that people need, and that can reduce the country's energy use."

The program features a family of products, including popular mini-spiral bulbs that replace 60 to 100 watt bulbs, reflector lights for ceiling cans and even a dimmable reflector bulb. The ENERGY STAR® products are made by Greenlite Lighting Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of energy-efficient light bulbs. These "new-generation" light bulbs come on almost instantly and are small enough to fit the majority of light fixtures.

Easy Fundraising Program

A LightbulbsAmerica fundraiser can be both profitable and easy. Participants will make about 40 percent on the bulbs (based on the suggested selling price). All information and materials are available online. A school or organization can get started right away and can track their progress online.

As an added incentive, LightbulbsAmerica is offering a grand prize and individual state prizes for the organizations selling the most light bulbs this calendar year.

Advantages of Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) use only 24 percent of the energy of traditional bulbs, saving an estimated $20 to $50 over the life of the bulb. CFLs last six to ten times as long as regular light bulbs, reducing the need to buy more light bulbs. The decreased electrical use results in less carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants. And an individual fluorescent light bulb can save up to 500 pounds of coal.

To help people get a better idea of how much they can save, LightbulbsAmerica has an Energy Savings calculator at http://www.lightbulbsamerica.com/yourenergy.asp. The LightbulbsAmerica website also tracks the energy savings, and CO2 and coal reductions connected to the number of light bulbs sold.

About LightbulbsAmerica

LightbulbsAmerica is dedicated to improving the environment and reducing energy dependence. The company is headquartered in Orinda, California. For more information, go to www.lightbulbsamerica.com, e-mail info@lightbulbsamerica.com, or call 866-420-7272.

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