Energy conservation is one big initiative that all responsible governments around the world are taking in order to battle the increasing effect of climate change. The State mandates are now requiring corporations to reduce energy consumption among the many other energy efficiency measures that have gone into operation during the last decade. This is partly due to environmental concerns, but it’s also because utilities are finding it increasingly difficult to fulfil rising electrical demand.
As per the mandate, government and utility organisations across Canada are providing large LED incentives and rebates to growers who make the switch, and the benefits go beyond money.
Eligibility Criteria for Rebate:
LED rebate programs are essentially important for people who own certain businesses like horticulture, production, forestry or agriculture.
You may be eligible for a utility rebate if you replace your outdated high-pressure sodium high bays or other traditional light fixtures with modern LED lighting in your Industrial space or any facility. The catch is reduced cost of the new light fixtures or a customised rebate for any application which varies from company to company.
It is important to note that the traditional fixtures must be either energy start or DLC listed to be replaced with DLC listed LED fixtures. Any fixture not falling into the same criteria will be considered ineligible.
Advantages of Signing up for Rebate program
It is essential to consider a few factors with respect to the rapidly changing environment as our activities have a direct effect on global warming and most of the harmful emissions are in fact by huge corporations. Our tiny initiatives hold a lot of importance in the long run.
Few of the instant benefits we can achieve when applying for lighting rebates are:
1.Reduced cost of light fixtures
You may get LED light fixtures that meet local safety regulations at a subsidised rate once you join up for the programme. Furthermore, it is not only applicable to fixtures but also to smart LED light controls. These smart controls increase efficiency of the fixture while also improving the ambiance of the lighting layout.
2. Low heat and carbon emission
LED lighting technology is continually designed to lower lighting’s carbon footprint and pollution. Heat sinks are integrated into these fixtures, or their housings act as heat sinks. When compared to traditional bulbs, LED lamps produce less heat and remain cool and functional despite producing more lumens.
They work on green lighting technology which reduces radiation and pollution while simultaneously decreasing the carbon footprint.
3.Increase yield and reduced energy consumption
LEDs speciality lighting for growing plants is a big example of how LEDs enhance the growth and production. They make use of special wavelengths which are essential for growing plants. These lights increase yield of desirable crops while reducing the burden of energy for powering light consistently over 8-12 hours.
Lighting Rebate programs differ for different provinces hence it is essential to discover your province’s rebates and incentives and then figure out how your business can benefit from it. In several cases the Government grants twice as much financial assistance required to set up a business. In other cases, the finances and upto 75% of initial investment required for setting up a project can be claimed once the project completes.
This benefits the project owners as within a few months of initiation they can get their initial costs back and invest in expanding their business while also being able to generate more revenue after replacement of traditional options like metal halide ,neon or fluorescent lamps from in or around the building.