Rebates and Incentives

Infographic: Outdoor Lighting Rebates

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

BriteSwitch, a utility rebate management company, just published this interesting infographic on the value of the average outdoor lighting rebate by fixture type and light source. The infographic, embedded below, lists the average dollar value for rebates on pole lighting, wall packs, canopy lighting and bollard lighting fixtures based on BriteSwitch’s North American Rebate and Incentive Database.  It’s interesting to see that LED lighting is the clear winner in terms of rebate dollars offered.  If you would like to find out what rebates might be available in your state, we maintain a directory of lighting rebates.  Click on your state to see if your utility company is listed or contact us if you need any help.

Illuminating Outdoor Rebates – An infographic by BriteSwitch


Florida Energy Efficient Lighting Rebates

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

While replacing existing lighting fixtures with energy efficient fixtures such as T5s and T8s will certainly help reduce your electricity bill, several of Florida’s electric companies offer Florida Lighting Rebates/Incentives.  The Florida Lighting Rebates will help reduce the cost of purchasing new lighting fixtures.

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West Penn Power Energy Efficient Lighting Incentives

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

All commercial and industrial customers of West Penn Power can now apply to the Non-Standard Lighting for Business Program to receive cash incentives for energy efficient lighting projects. Eligible customers include schools, local governments, institutions, not-for-profits, private businesses, industrial firms, or any other non-residential facility in the West Penn Power territory.

The Non-Standard-Lighting for Business Program provides cash incentives for energy efficient lighting projects, both new construction and retrofit. Equipment must be installed after October 28, 2009 to receive incentives. That means even completed projects with eligible equipment can apply to receive cash back. Incentives available through the Non-Standard-Lighting for Business Program include per-unit incentives as well as performance-based incentives:

  • Compact fluorescent lamps, – $1/screw-in lamp or $15/hardwired lamp
  • LED exit signs (retrofit only, double or single sided) – $15/sign
  • Occupancy sensors – $25/sensor
  • Daylighting photosensors – $25/sensor
  • All other energy-saving lighting products or technologies are performance-based, and are incentivized at $0.05 per kWh saved. All equipment installed must be code compliant.

RelightDepot can help you with all of the required paperwork and ensure that your application conforms to the program requirements.  For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the EnergySavePA website.


15% Cash Bonus for Qualifying Ameren Illinois Lighting Upgrades

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Act On Energy Rebate Bonus

Energy Efficiency Rebate Bonus for Ameren Illinois CustomersIt’s February and Ameren Illinois’ Act On Energy ® program is offering a sweet deal!  For all new applications submitted from February 14th through March 31st of 2011 that include electric measures, an additional 15% cash bonus will be added on top of the incentive.  This could improve your project’s ROI and increase your incentives for high bay lighting replacements and other non-T12 retrofits.  Since the T12 lighting phase-out program already pays a 10% bonus, T12 measures are not eligible for this 15% bonus.  The current 10% bonus for T12 lighting upgrades offers the best incentives for T12 replacements that will be offered for the duration of this program.

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Efficiency Vermont Enhances Lighting Rebate Program

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Efficiency VermontEfficiency Vermont, Vermont’s statewide provider of energy efficiency services, has announced a new program promoting the replacement of T12 and HID High-Bay lighting with more efficient technology.  The newLIGHT program is being made available from April 1st to December 31st, 2010, and is offering businesses significantly enhanced rebates for upgrading their old T12 fluorescent and HID high-bay lighting systems to more efficient equipment.  This comes as the Department of Energy has passed new regulations that will ban the manufacture of T12 fluorescent lamps for sale in the US after July 14, 2012.

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Deadline for Act On Energy’s 15% Bonus Is Fast Approaching

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Act On Energy Rebate Bonus Is Expiring

The deadline to submit your application for Act On Energy’s Business Incentive Program and have an automatic 15% bonus applied to qualifying upgrades is the close of business on Friday, April 16th, 2010.   In addition, these projects must be completed before May 31, 2010.  All applications received before April 16 and completed by May 31 that also meet all other program requirements will receive an additional 15% added to the total dollar incentive.  Act On Energy is committed to process these applications as quickly possible so work can begin on your energy efficiency projects very quickly.  This offer will not be extended past the April 16th date and are the best incentives Act On Energy has offered all year.  Act On Energy will continue to accept applications past the April 16th date, but these must be for projects that will be completed after June 1, 2010.

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New Jersey Lighting Rebates

Monday, February 1st, 2010

New Jersey SmartStart Building LogoNew Jersey’s SmartStart Buildings program offers valuable rebates for commercial and industrial customers looking to implement energy-efficient lighting projects in their facilities.  SmartStart is sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in partnership with local gas and electric utilities and is funded through the New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge. These rebates are available to non-residential retail electric service customers of Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, Rockland Electric Company, New Jersey Natural Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, PSE&G, and South Jersey Gas.  A summary of the available rebates is shown below:

    Prescriptive Lighting

  • T8 and T5 fluorescent lights with electronic ballast in existing facilities ($15 per fixture, 1-4 lamps)
  • T8 fluorescent lamps to reduced wattage T-8 (28W/25W 4′) retrofit with ballast replacement ($10 per fixture, 1-4 lamps)
  • Hard-wired compact fluorescent ($25 – $30 per fixture)
  • Metal halide w/pulse start ($25 per fixture)
  • LED Exit signs ($10/$20 per fixture)
  • T5 and T8 High Bay Fixtures ($16 – $284 per fixture)

    Lighting Controls

  • Wall mounted occupancy sensors ($20 per control)
  • Remote mounted occupancy sensors ($35 per control)
  • Daylight dimmers ($25 per fixture controlled, $50 per fixture for office applications only)
  • Occupancy controlled hi-low fluorescent controls ($25 per fixture controlled)
  • HID or fluorescent high bay controls ($75 per fixture controlled)
  • High bay daylight dimming ($75 per fixture controlled)

This article details the prescriptive rebates available through New Jersey’s SmartStart program as well as the process and requirements for getting these incentives. The experts at Relight Depot can help walk you through the process of applying and qualifying for these valuable rebate dollars.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about what products might be used to replace your existing lighting so that you are sure to get the maximum rebate for your project.

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