When Green Bay's First United Methodist Church needed better, brighter lighting in its sanctuary, Visual Impact Lighting, a Wisconsin-based lighting sales agency, recommended Maxlite's HighMax high-output compact fluorescents (CFLs). In a press release describing the installation, Dave Zochert, president of Visual Impact Lighting, said, “Ten lighting fixtures were retrofitted with three MaxLite HighMax lamps in each, for a total of 30 new lamps. Light levels in the sanctuary rose from two foot candles to over 14 foot candles, making it much easier for parishioners, especially elder members of the congregation, to read church bulletins and hymnals.”
The church's pendants previously utilized three 300W PS25 standard incandescent lamps, which were replaced with three 80W HighMax Lamps, for more than 70% energy savings. Each HighMax lamp offers a long 10,000-hour lifetime — five to 10 times longer than the standard incandescent bulb that lasts 1,000 to 2,000 hours. MaxLite's HighMax CFL lamps will also save a substantial amount of maintenance time and costs.