At Quantum, we are committed to illuminating a brighter and more sustainable future for our clients, communities, and the planet. As a leading lighting consulting and services company, we recognize the profound impact that lighting solutions can have on energy consumption, environmental health, and overall well-being. Our sustainability ethos is woven into every facet of our operations, guiding our decisions and driving innovation.


Lighting upgrades are an integral part of meeting sustainability guidelines and improving one’s environment. While there might be an initial investment involved in upgrading from fluorescent to LED lighting, the long-term benefits in terms of energy savings, maintenance cost reduction, and improved lighting quality often make it a wise and cost-effective choice.

Energy Efficiency: LED lights are significantly more energy-efficient than fluorescent lights. They consume less electricity to produce the same amount of light, leading to lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact.

Longevity: LED lights have a much longer lifespan compared to fluorescent lights. While fluorescent tubes typically last around 10,000 to 15,000 hours, LED lights can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 hours or even more. This results in fewer replacements and lower maintenance costs over time.

Durability: LED lights are solid-state lighting sources, meaning they are more robust and resistant to shocks and vibrations compared to fragile fluorescent tubes. This durability is especially advantageous in environments with frequent movement or potential impacts.

Color Quality: LEDs often provide better color rendering compared to fluorescent lights. They can offer a more natural and vibrant representation of colors, making them suitable for settings where accurate color perception is crucial, such as retail or art installations.

Dimming Capability: Many LED fixtures are compatible with dimmer switches, allowing you to adjust the light intensity to suit different activities and moods. Fluorescent lights are less straightforward to dim and may require specialized equipment.

Directional Lighting: LEDs emit light in specific directions, which reduces the need for additional reflectors or diffusers. This makes them ideal for applications that require focused or directional lighting, such as spotlights or task lighting.

Cooler Operation: LED lights generate significantly less heat compared to fluorescent lights, which can become quite hot during operation. This can contribute to a more comfortable indoor environment and potentially reduce cooling costs.

Environmental Impact: Fluorescent lights contain mercury, a hazardous material that can be harmful to both health and the environment if not disposed of properly. LED lights do not contain mercury, making them a safer and more eco-friendly option. We recycle old lamps from lighting upgrades to ensure there is no mercury entering the environment.

Lower Maintenance Costs: Because of their extended lifespan, LED lights require fewer replacements, resulting in reduced maintenance expenses.

Design Flexibility: LEDs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and color options, offering more design flexibility for lighting installations. They can be integrated into creative and modern lighting designs.

Smart Lighting Integration: LEDs can be easily integrated into smart lighting systems, allowing for remote control, automation, and scheduling through smartphones or other devices.

Incentive Programs

Quantum Lighting is a registered member of the BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance in both consultant and contractor categories. Alliance members help business customers find opportunities to save energy, install energy-efficient products and get incentives from BC Hydro and FortisBC.

The firm has participated in a number of BC Hydro Power Smart programs such as the Building Improvement Program, the Building Performance Program, the Quality Lighting Program, the Lighting Redesign Pilot Program, and continues to participate in the Product Incentive Program, the Power Smart Partner’s Program, the High-Performance Building Design Program, the Direct Install Program as well as various pilot programs.