Small Business Lighting

Small Business Lighting Program


Make the bright decision to invest in energy-efficient lighting and receive up to $2,000 in incentives through the Save On Energy Small Business Lighting Program.

An investment in energy-efficient lighting is not only an investment in your customers’ experience and your product displays, but it will also improve employee satisfaction, and help your bottom line. 

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.

What Are The Programs Benefits?

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The program is convenitent, offering free on-site lighting assessment and installation

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It is simple - skip the contractor search and leave the project management to us

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Reward yourself with savings - 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.

How Can I Participate?

Contact Waterloo North Hydro to get started. They will help determine your eligibility, provide relevant documents, and arrange an appointment to get started on a lighting upgrade.

  1. Call 1-866-932-8283 to check your eligibility and schedule an assessment.  Waterloo North Hydro  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. Waterloo North Hydro's Small Business Lighting Program Delivery Partner 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.


If you have any questions regarding the Save Business Lighting Program, please call us at 519-886-5090 or email us at