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.

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.

Free onsite lighting assessment and installation.
Skip the contractor search and project management.
Receive up to $2,000 for energy-efficient upgrades.*


  • 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 your local hydro company to get started. They will help determine your eligibility, provide relevant documents, and arrange an appointment to get started on a lighting upgrade.

  1. Contact your local program provider. If the program is available in your area, your program provider will 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. 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.

Find your local program provider to get started

Enter your postal code below to find out who to contact to apply for the Small Business Lighting program.

Note that some postal code areas are served by more than one hydro company.

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