December 2015

New lighting options eligible for incentives BC Hydro Power smart
 
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December 2015
To ring in the holiday season, we've added 70 LEDs – including bi-level lighting in stairwells – to our list of available incentives. Also this month, why a timer for your holiday lights is a smart move. And to hard-wire, or not? We answer the question.
Bi-level lighting in stairwells among 70 new LED lighting options eligible for incentives

Bi-level lighting in stairwells among 70 new LED lighting options eligible for incentives

Bi-level lighting features a motion sensor that maintains a minimum illumination level for safety. It has huge savings potential for businesses across B.C. The technology, plus 69 more new LED configurations, are now eligible for incentives.

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Timers make it easy to manage holiday lights

Timers make it easy to manage holiday lights

This year, if you're decorating your business with holiday lights, make sure you've made the switch to LEDs. They use 90% less power than old incandescent light strings. Put them on a timer, and you'll really save. Learn more
To hard-wire, or not?

To hard-wire, or not?

If you struggle with light bulbs that constantly burn out, updating your fixtures and switching to hard-wired LEDs may be the right move. Learn more

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