LED technology has quickly advanced, and many municipalities are considering outdoor and street-lighting retrofits for a variety of reasons:

  • Lower maintenance cost than other light types

  • Highly durable and lasts up to 25 times longer than traditional lighting

  • Incentives like the saveONenergy program to help offset costs

  • No hazardous elements contained, such as mercury

  • More than 95 per cent of an LED can be recycled
  • Eighty per cent lower carbon dioxide emissions than traditional incandescent lighting.

With any retrofit, it is essential that replaced lights are properly captured and recycled, and Take Back the Light suppliers offer ready-made solutions.

To learn more, contact a registered distributor that’s part of Take Back the Light:


Brad Job

T. 416.613.3511

John Newman

T. 519.291.1060, ext., 5252


Steve Hubbard

T. 647.478.6838, ext., 104

Bob Arbuckle

T. 905.568.5049 | C. 416.587.7651


Derek Yam, CPA, CA

T. 416.757.3008

Rico Electric

Shiv Sudan

T. 905.824.4442 | C. 416.302.1217

Rico Electric

Wayne Davies

T. 905.495.0535


Join the program

Take Back the Light streamlines the process for getting bulbs to the processor, and provides a cost–effective solution to handling fluorescent bulb waste.

Registration is simple

1 Submit your contact information
2 Receive a follow–up call
3 Get information on pricing, correct packaging of lamps, and transport
4 Complete Request for Service form
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Registration Fees
Buyers/Users of Lamps register with Take Back the Light free of charge. Distributors and contractors are charged a modest fee based on gross sales:
Annual Gross Sales Annual Fee
< $500,000 $500* 
$500,000 - $999,999 $1,000 
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999 $1,500 
> $5,000,000) $2,000 
* Sellers only
Annual fees off-set the cost of site visits and monitoring, collection of data, website updates, program management, and communications.



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