In April 2007, Ontario's Minister of Energy Dwight Duncan announced the provincial government's intention to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012.
Later in April, the federal government announced that it would ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs nation-wide by 2012 as part of a plan to cut down on emissions of greenhouse gases. This plan is expected to save the average homeowner $50 a year on the electricity bill.
To confirm to Canada’s national Energy Efficiency Regulations, Springdale Electric is participating in Ontario’s saveONenergy Retrofit Program, which provides incentives to home-owners and companies making the shift to energy-efficient lighting.
The following measures are eligible for the incentives of the Retrofit Program:
- Led Measures
- Flourescent Measures
- High Intensity Discharge (HID) Measures
- Infrared Coated Halogen Measures
- Lighting Controls Measures