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Hydro Ottawa offers incentives of up to $2,000 for business lighting upgrades

Woman standing in an office
Woman standing in an office

Take a good look at the lights in your office, store, restaurant or business. Do you see energy-guzzling products such as incandescent lamps, halogen track lights, pot lights, or other inefficient systems?

Investing in energy efficient LED lighting can improve in-store customer experiences, provide more attractive product displays, help employees more easily focus on tasks, and help you manage your operating costs.

“Many of our business customers are realizing the importance of investing in new LED lighting technologies. Whether it’s to make their spaces more inviting, to make product displays more appealing, to improve overall safety, or to reduce operating costs, it really has become an essential part of doing business. Energy efficient programs and incentives help make lighting upgrades quick and easy so businesses can focus on their day-to-day operations,” says Shane Labrash, Energy Coach at Hydro Ottawa.

If you are a small business, you could be eligible for incentives up to $2,000 to upgrade your existing lighting with more efficient technology. Under the Small Business Lighting program, local businesses can replace outdated lighting systems with the latest LED technology. The Small Business Lighting program offers a turn-key solution, starting with a free assessment of a business’s lighting needs that produces a customized plan that contains details on upgrade options. Hydro Ottawa then provides a cost estimate for each option and calculates the applicable incentive of up to $2,000 toward the upgrade costs. The program includes installation, a clean-up of the work area and disposal of the old lighting equipment.

All types of business – including retail, medical offices, restaurants, bars, cafes, laundromats, beauty salons and auto repair shops, among others – with an average electricity demand of less than 100kW per month can participate in the Small Business Lighting program.

To get started, call Hydro Ottawa at 613-247-2132 and for more information, visit