New lights save energy and cash

The City has just replaced the old metal halide lighting at Exhibition Arena with magnetic induction lighting. This energy efficient lighting uses the principle of Induction (the transmission of energy by way of magnetic field). It will result in more than 60% energy savings, about $5,400 in cost savings annually.  The lights use less electricity and also give off less heat, which in turn helps save energy on the cooling of the ice.

What’s more, this type of lighting has an expected life of 100,000 hours – that’s up to 20 years before a bulb needs replacing!

For this one facility alone, energy and expected maintenance savings equate to over $100k saved over 10 years. 

The project also qualified for $6,336 in incentives from the Ontario Power Authority’s retrofit program.

There’s even a video about the project on YouTube:


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