April 2016

Showdown: Fluorescents vs. LEDs BC Hydro Power smart
 
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April 2016
This month, the LED punches the lights out of the T12 fluorescent in a head-to-head lighting comparison, and we look at how a little time spent keeping lamps and fixtures clean can not only boost performance, but also may add 30% to 50% to the lifespan of your lights. Also this month, we show how we've made it easier to download billing and electricity use data, especially for those with multiple accounts. And we peek into the kitchen at Whistler Cooks Catering to discover brighter lighting that's saving the company about $420 a year.
Lighting comparison chart: T12s just can't compete with LEDs

Lighting comparison chart: T12s just can't compete with LEDs

The annual energy cost of an LED using a lighting control is $11.28, compared to $27.83 for a T12 using magnetic ballasts. Our new fluorescent vs. LED comparison chart tells that story, and more.

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Put an end to dirty bulbs and lamps

Put an end to dirty bulbs and lamps

Our resident lighting expert, Dr. Cristian Suvagau, says lamps overcompensate for filth by operating at higher than normal temperatures, shortening their lifespan. Learn more
One easy download for multiple accounts

One easy download for multiple accounts

With our new MyHydro tool, you can grab electricity use and billing data – for any period up to three years ago – for single or multiple accounts. Learn more

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Whistler caterer sheds no tears over exit of T12s

"All I wanted was brighter lighting in my kitchen and prep area," says the owner of Whistler Cooks Catering. With help from the Alliance of Energy Professionals, he got that, and $420 in annual energy savings. Learn more

Why we're increasing rates: B.C.'s needs are growing

We're working hard to keep rates as low as possible as we upgrade the electricity system. But we need to make major investments. Learn more
Prepare for an outage
Any amount of time without electricity can affect your business. Here are some tips on how to prepare for outages, minimize disruptions and protect your equipment.

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Track your usage
Log in and track how much electricity your business is using.

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