Tim Hortons Celebrates Earth Day in a Special Way and Win a Prize Pack ~ CAN 06/02

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Starting March 2014, all newly built and renovated Tim Hortons restaurants across North America will be outfitted with energy-efficient Philips LED lighting. By the end of 2014, 485 restaurants will take part in the conversion program and all of the more than 4,400 restaurants are anticipated to take part in the program by 2024.

At the end of this year alone, the conversion program will result in a projected annual savings of approximately 6,366,780 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity1, which is equal to:

·        the total annual energy consumed by 400 single-family homes

·        the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 924 passenger vehicles, or

·        the annual CO2 emissions from burning 4,713,674 pounds of coal2

As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and promoting green building practices in its more than 4,400 restaurants, this Earth Day, Tim Hortons is announcing a new initiative to replace all existing lighting fixtures in restaurants across Canada and the United States with energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting from Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA).

In partnership with Philips, the global leader in lighting, all newly-built and renovated Tim Hortons restaurants will have their existing fluorescent and halogen lights replaced with energy-efficient Philips LED fixtures, which use up to 40 per cent less energy than fluorescent bulbs while providing soft, balanced direct and reflected light for a minimum of 50,000 hours.

“At Tim Hortons, we are always looking to new technologies and designs to improve energy efficiencies in our restaurants and reduce our overall environmental footprint,” said John Macey, Manager, Sustainable Design, Tim Hortons Inc. “Switching to LED lighting is an easy way to save energy while improving the light quality and atmosphere in our restaurants to ensure the best possible guest experience.”

LED lighting uses significantly less energy, lasts longer, and requires less frequent maintenance and replacement than traditional light sources. The projected annual energy savings for a standard 2,500 square-foot restaurant with more than 60 lights (from exterior signage to illuminated menu boards to overhead lighting in the kitchen area, washrooms, and dining room) is approximately 18,336 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity.

“As the global leader in LED lighting and a recognized leader in sustainability worldwide, we are proud to work with an environmentally-conscious company like Tim Hortons to present its restaurants in the best possible light, while also supporting its ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint,” said Michael Gentile, Vice President, Philips Lighting Canada. “With our innovative portfolio of advanced LED systems, Tim Hortons will be able to do both while significantly reducing energy consumption.”

You can find out more information about Tim Hortons commitment to sustainability and responsibilityby visiting sustainabilityreport.timhortons.com.

Tim Hortons and Philips Prize Pack Giveaway


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Enter to win 1 Tim Hortons Travel Mugh with a free refill, 1 bag of Tim Hortons Partnership Blend Coffee, 3 Philips Dimmable 8w Led Lighting and 2 Philips SlimStyle Dimmable Led Lighting.(value $75)

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. Amanda Weatherby says:

    No I am not currently using energy efficent lighting in my home.

  2. aneta alaei says:

    Our house is slowlyturning to all energy efficient…maybe 20% left to change

  3. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Yes we are indeed using LED bulbs in our home

  4. Jana L. says:

    Yes we are using LED bulbs in our house

  5. Kristi Renout says:

    Yep, we sure are!

  6. lisa bolduc says:

    I would love to but I wonder if they are the same as the cfl bulbs where they cannot be in a enclosed light fixture as they may catch in flames

  7. Elaine G says:

    No I am not using LED lighting in my home right now.

  8. kathryn says:

    We have a couple led lights here

  9. mongupp says:

    Yes we have some I think!

  10. Darwin says:

    Yes, we do use LED bulbs in our home.

  11. nicolthepickle says:

    We do, my dh is a big fan of LED lighting.

  12. Rene says:

    We do have some LED lights in our home – but not all of them.

  13. Joy says:

    we have a few, but are not completely converted – we will eventually!

  14. Lori Bazan says:

    We use LED bulbs in our home!

  15. Karen E. Hill says:

    No I am in a rental home and have not had any need to replace any yet

  16. Natalie says:

    Most of our lights are LED, but there are still some that need to be switched over (just waiting for the bulbs to burn out otherwise it seems wasteful)

  17. Erika Birrell says:

    Yes we have been using energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting for a long time now!

  18. Jennifer L. says:

    Yes, we have been in the process of switching over to LED bulbs.

  19. Jonnie says:

    We haven’t switched to LED lighting yet but will be as the CFL bulbs burn out

  20. D.Petch says:

    Yes, I have led bulbs in almost every socket!

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    Yes, we use energy efficient light bulbs throughout our house.

  22. Donnas says:

    Yes, I do use LED bulbs in my home.

  23. yes, we use them everywhere.

  24. Julie Bolduc says:

    We have a few here and there!!!!

  25. angela m says:

    Yes we use LED lights in our house.

  26. Monica says:

    No I am not, but I’d like to

  27. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    We are not using LED lighting right now but we do plan on switching as we run out of our other bulbs.

  28. Lucy says:

    Yes we use them in our home

  29. nikki robak says:

    yes I use LTD lighting

  30. May says:

    We have one light that is LED. We are in the process of changing the other light bulbs!

  31. Gizele says:

    Not using LED lights yet.

  32. natasha severson says:

    in most of my rooms. our main rooms we are in i do

  33. Isabel Topps says:

    I use the swirly looking ones, I guess they aren’t LED’s?

  34. Jenness M says:

    Yes we use them in all our fixtures.

  35. Jeff Skidmore says:

    With the price of hydro these days, of course we are using LED lights and every other method we can think of to save!

  36. Lynda Cook says:

    no I’m not using LED and only because they are way to expensive, I would like to but a little hard when your on a fixed income

  37. tanyab79 says:

    Yes we have been in for some time only the odd lamp isn’t.

  38. phyllis cadwell says:

    Yes I started when I got a $5.00 coupon for LED bulbs

  39. CarolleH says:

    Yes we are 😉

  40. beth says:

    Yes we use LED in our home

  41. Belinda McNabb says:

    We do use LED lights

  42. Julie G says:

    We replaced all of our bulbs to LED a few years ago & found a definite cost savings on our hydro bill.

  43. Elnaz S says:

    Yes, we’ve been using them for a few years now – they’re great!

  44. Erinn Lishman says:

    We always use LEDs!! It’s a much better option to traditional lightbulbs!

  45. Toby says:

    Some are! But not all :/

  46. Rebby says:

    I do have some LEDs in my home

  47. lori b says:

    yes we are changing ours out

  48. Amy C says:

    We have a few but not all of them are energy-efficient

  49. Darci PaiceBailey says:

    a mix we replace old with the newer style when they are on sale, still have to replace a bunch though

  50. holly o'gorman says:

    Yes, about 99% of our house is led lighting to help save money!

  51. Sherry K says:

    We have just started with 2 LED bulbs and are doing a couple each month now.

  52. Victoria says:

    I am using LED lights in our home.

  53. Shirley Li says:

    of course i use PED bulbs!

  54. Kayla Gilbert says:

    No, I’m not using LED lighting right now. We just moved to a new address and we are using up the bulbs that were already here.

  55. Gillian Morgan says:

    We use them in most of our light fixtures.

  56. Donna Connors says:

    Yes we have only LED… my hubby is an electrican

  57. Heidi C. says:

    We only have LEDs in our home.

  58. Maryanne says:

    Moving towards that as bulbs burn out.

  59. seham merzib says:

    yes we are using LED

  60. Robin says:

    We always try to be more green, so we’ve converted to LED lighting awhile ago.

  61. Lisa Neutel says:

    We are trying to be more green and have recently started changing to LED lightbulbs

  62. Audrey Skinner says:

    I do not use the LED lightbulbs but I do use the spiral bulbs.

  63. Megan says:

    Some of our lights have them, but not all of them. We want them to burn out before we replace them.

  64. Juliee Fitze says:

    Yes I use them just about in every light.

  65. Suzanne G says:

    I am using some right now but eventually they will all be LED lights.

  66. kittypride says:

    We are using energy efficient bulbs in many of our lamps

  67. Karla Sceviour says:

    Yes,I do have some energy-efficient lightbulbs in my house,,need to get them all replaced.

  68. Silvia D says:

    most of them in our home are

  69. Tina L. says:

    Yes, we are using LED lighting

  70. Sunshine G says:

    Some of them are, but not all – I should probably do a sweep and find out which ones need them!

  71. Florence C says:

    Yes we are using some LED bulbs but not in all rooms.

  72. Gillian Morgan says:

    We use them in most of our light fixtures

  73. Josh Siemens says:

    We are using a few. We havent switched over all our bulbs yet.

  74. Eldon says:

    We bought the LED bulbs but haven’t installed them yet.

  75. KD says:

    More than half of our lightbulbs are LED now!

  76. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Yep we are using them!

  77. Sean says:

    No LED lights yet. Still way too expensive

  78. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    We only use LED

  79. Angela Mitchell says:

    I think we have a few LED bulbs — I’m not sure though because my husband deals with lightbulbs usually:)

  80. Cassey C says:

    Yes we are using LED bulbs this year.

  81. amber y says:

    I honestly have no idea what kind of lighting we use. The boyfriend usually does the shopping for our lighting (not because he has to, just happy coincidence). I’ve never been curious enough to check out what he’s picked up, but I’m going to go ahead and lean in the “no” direction on this one.

  82. maria says:

    all my bulbs are led.

  83. Terri O'Donnell says:

    Not yet but my Husband is planning on converting to LED lighting as soon as he is finished school 🙂

  84. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    Yes we are using LED bulbs in our house.

  85. Nicole says:

    No, we haven’t tried any LED lighting yet, but I would love to. We do have some energy-efficient CFLs, but from what I’ve seen the LEDs provide better light and are even more efficient.

  86. Viv Sluys says:

    We are gradually replacing all our lights to be energy efficient. right now our living room, dining room, master bedroom and music room have energy efficient bulbs but our kids’ bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and garage do not. When the bulbs currently in those places die we will replace them with energy efficient ones.

  87. Beth St says:

    I’m not using LED lighting yet, but it’s a great idea.

  88. Shelby says:

    We are transiting all our lights slowly to LED lighting! This will help us accomplish our goal!

  89. mongupp says:

    No but I would like to.


    We have LED in our lamps but we rent and the lights bulbs are the older style ones

  91. jan says:

    we have LED in all of our sockets

  92. Cathy C says:

    I only have a few LED lightbulbs but all of the other bulbs in our house are compact florescent bulbs They were all switched years ago

  93. Most of them are LED in our home.

  94. Leah Lucas says:

    Yes! All of our lighting has the LED light bulbs!

  95. stacey h says:

    i have LED lights in about 75% of the house – i still have a stash of regular bulbs that i am using up in certain fixtures until i make a complete transition

  96. Yes, we use energy efficient lighting.

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