HAMDEN, Conn., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Host America Corporation
(Nasdaq: CAFE) announced today that it will start surveying 10 Wal-Mart stores
in the southwest, in preparation for installation of its LightMasterPlus(R) on
the fluorescent lighting system of each store. Details of the surveys will be
released as they become available. The LightMasterPlus(R) has been tested
since November, 2004, at Oklahoma Gas & Electric, in Oklahoma City, averaging
22% energy savings when installed on T-8 & T-12 fluorescent lighting systems.
Simultaneously, testing took place at one of the company's stores in Texas for
over six months, which reported a 19% energy savings. Recently, the US
Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN,
conducted extensive testing of the product for energy savings and the effect
on ballasts, fixtures and tubes. The results showed the product saved
15%-30% on fluorescent lighting and that it reduced temperatures in the
ballast. This shows that it does not degrade the specific life expectancy of
"This is a major event for our company, which we have been working towards
since last year. We expect this prestigious customer will like the savings
they receive from this first-phase roll-out and believe that the next phase
will involve a significant number of stores," said Company CEO, Geoffrey
The Host America Corporation provides customized energy management and
conservation solutions for commercial, industrial and real estate customers.
The Company's food management business provides outsource food management on a
long-term contract basis for corporations, schools, Meals on Wheels, and Head
Start programs. The Company employs approximately 504 employees and is
headquartered in Hamden, CT. The Company's website is
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