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

Upgrading to energy efficient lighting, like LED, can save you over 35% on lighting energy costs.

A lighting upgrade can save on more than just your electrical costs. Energy efficient lamps and bulbs last longer, saving on replacement lights and maintenance costs. No more fork lift rentals!

takeCHARGE offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient lighting:

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