A small business owner

Small Business Lighting program

Energy-efficient lighting for your business

See your business in a new light with up to $2,000 in incentives towards eligible energy-efficient lighting upgrades.


An investment in energy-efficient lighting is an investment in your customers’ experience, your product displays and employee satisfaction, and your bottom line. Save time and money on an upgrade with the Small Business Lighting program.

Want to learn more about how energy-efficient lighting can improve your business? Contact us at SmallBusinessLighting@ieso.ca.

Note to customers:  The Small Business Lighting program is delivered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) rather than through your local hydro company. If you have an existing application, see more information here >

Eligibility

  • Businesses with an average annual demand of less than 100kW.
  • Previous participants of the Power Saving Blitz program (2008-2010) or Direct Install Lighting program (2011-2015) — also known as Small Business Lighting — are eligible to participate in the new Small Business Lighting program.

Here's how it works

Contact Save on Energy at SmallBusinessLighting@ieso.ca.  We’ll help determine your eligibility, provide relevant documents, and arrange an appointment to get started on a lighting upgrade.


  1. Contact us. We’ll connect with a program representative to help determine eligibility, provide relevant documents, and arrange an appointment to get started on a lighting upgrade.

  2. Review your options. The onsite assessment will identify the opportunities for lighting upgrades. If you decide to proceed, you will be required to sign a work order and customer agreement. Your program provider will complete all necessary paperwork and arrange for the installation.

  3. Work begins. A licensed contractor will install the new lighting. Incentives of up to $2,000 may be provided for new energy-efficient lighting (including the cost of materials and labour).*

*Note: Some projects will be fully covered by the program while others may only be partially funded. There may be an opportunity for additional incentives for projects that exceed $2,000.

Why should you participate?

The Small Business Lighting program is a simple and easy solution to energy efficiency lighting. The program will provide a turn-key installation which eliminates the need to search for a qualified contractor, obtain quotes, submit incentive applications, project manage the retrofit and clean-up.

Convenient
Free onsite lighting assessment and installation.
 
Simple
Skip the contractor search and project management.
Savings
Receive up to $2,000 for energy-efficient upgrades.*
Anne Campagna
"As soon as the lights were installed we noticed how bright and cheerful this place looked and our cupcakes looked amazing. The new lighting is saving us $400 a year in electricity costs, and we reinvested the money we saved back into our business."

- Anne Campagna
, co-owner, Cupcakes of Westdale Village