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Arts facilities strive to showcase their exhibits and performances in the best light. That’s why ArtsBuild is helping organizations take advantage of Save on Energy rebates for high-efficiency lighting upgrades offered by Toronto Hydro. Now it’s easier than ever to enhance your space without breaking the bank.

Should my facility consider a lighting upgrade?

LEDs use up to 75% less electricity and last up to 25 times longer than incandescents, emit no UV and very little heat. Your displays, exhibits and showrooms can present work without fear of long-term degradation from harmful, overheated bulbs. LEDs also offer a full spectrum of colour temperatures, allowing you to outfit your facility according to specific needs.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Rebates offer quick project payback
  • Enhance the look and feel of your space
  • Less maintenance from burned-out bulbs
  • Reduced AC strain by lower heat emissions
  • LEDs are now available for many applications
  • Preserve works with UV-free peace of mind

Two exceptionally bright programs

NEW Small Business Lighting Program

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This end-to-end service puts the power of qualified Energy Experts to work in your facility. They assess your unique needs and recommend the best approach for upgrading your lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. Then, they help you save!


  • FREE onsite lighting assessment
  • Up to $2,000* in rebates
  • High-quality lighting can enhance customer experience
  • Save up to 75% in lighting-related electricity costs

Take our quick online survey to see if you qualify at
For customers with an annual electricity demand under 100kW

Retrofit Program

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For larger facilities with annual electricity demand more than 100kW, the Retrofit Program offers rebates up to 50% of project costs. Upgrade lighting and other technologies, such as air conditioning, controls, pumps and more.


  • Project cost rebates up to 50%
  • Quick payback timelines
  • Ongoing, long-term energy savings

Learn more about retrofit incentives at

LED bulb basics

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The colour temperatures of LEDs come in a range, from warm yellows to bright blues. The varying shades of colour are represented by Kelvins. Lower Kelvin numbers represent the warmer tones, while higher numbers, the cooler ones.

They also draw much less power, making them energy-efficient and saving your facility money. An LED equivalent of an incandescent 60 watt bulb would draw approximately 7 watts. How do you like them bulbs?

Greg Arone, Key Account Consultant from Toronto Hydro

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Greg Arone, Key Account Consultant

*Rate maximized based on the kWh saved.


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