Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has donated thousands of products to Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds homes around the globe for families in need.

The donation includes thousands of energy-saving dimmers available for use in Habitat for Humanity projects throughout the United States. Current projects under construction include the “Road to Hope” project in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania where Lutron has its world headquarters. This 40-home development is co-sponsored by Thrivent Builds, a $100 million partnership program with Habitat for Humanity designed to provide a hand to people who lack decent shelter.

“Lutron's generous donation will help thousands of families live an energy-efficient lifestyle in their new homes,” said Chris Bennick, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Lehigh Valley. “The cost savings realized both in energy savings and not having to replace bulbs as often will truly make a difference financially and in the quality of life.”

A single Lutron dimmer can save up to $30 a year in electricity costs and light bulb life extension, the company says.

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