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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICES OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal Putting a Spotlight on Neighbourhood Safety with Brighter NightsTM Toronto Hydro co-hosted 17 Brighter NightsTM* community events in 2012 to help increase safety and energy efficiency in neighbourhoods across the City. The program, formerly known as Light the Night, is a joint effort with the City of Toronto’s Community Crisis Response Program, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Police Service and local volunteers. Armed with energy efficient light bulbs, volunteers and agency representatives swept through neighbourhoods from March through August to replace old incandescent bulbs. Residents were informed about the benefits of leaving their outside lights on throughout the night. Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75 per cent less electricity than standard bulbs and at off-peak hours, cost about a penny a day to light the night. The program also included the repair and replacement of broken street lamps, and the installation of lighting fixtures to brighten dark corners, which can be vulnerable to criminal activity and violence. Thanks to this program, Toronto Hydro and over 200 volunteers replaced approximately 3,000 energy guzzling incandescent bulbs. *Our Brighter Nights program was formerly called Light the Night in 2012. TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 84 VIDEO: Light the Night Watch this video to learn about how this program is brightening neighbourhoods. INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT CFLs


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