In Newfoundland and Labrador lighting accounts for about 25% of a business’s electricity use. Lighting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective upgrades you can make to your business. The easiest way to save is to turn off lights when they are not being used. Here are some other ways you can save on your lighting energy.

Better Bulbs

Making the switch from fluorescent to LED can save you up to 40% on lighting costs.

LED lamps and fixtures can not only save on your electrical costs, their long life span can reduce the maintenance costs associated with the replacement of traditional metal halide lamps. No more fork lift rentals!

Get $25 back for each LED wall pack you install and save up to 70% of electrical energy costs.

Replace incandescent Exit signs with LED. Get a $20 takeCHARGE rebate at select locations. You save over $200 over the life of the sign in reduced energy costs and reduced material and labour for bulb changes.

You can also save energy and get a takeCHARGE rebate when you replace fluorescent lighting with the following energy efficient options:

Take Control

Use occupancy sensors to turn on your lights only when needed. Indoor motion sensors are great in areas that are used intermittently throughout the day, such as washrooms, meeting rooms and kitchens. Outdoor motion sensors placed around the exterior of your business add convenience and increased security. You can save up to 40% on lighting energy costs when you install occupancy sensors and get a takeCHARGE rebate.

Control exterior lighting by installing timers or photocells. These ensure the outside lighting isn’t accidently left on during the day.


Many business spaces are over lit. Not only is this inefficient, but it makes for an uncomfortable work space. Removal of lamps or fixtures can provide higher employee comfort and productivity. You can contact a lighting designer to ensure lighting levels meet the Workers Compensation Board standards.

Save with the Sun

Keep blinds open on nice days so the sun can light and warm your business.

Lights Off

Encourage employees to turn off lights when not in use and when leaving the office.

You may be eligible for a rebate when you update your lighting. Contact us to see how you can save with a simple lighting upgrade.

Newfoundland Power – 1-800-663-2802
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro – 1-888-737-1296