Lighting

Upgrading to new energy-efficient lighting, fixtures and controls can save energy, improve productivity, enhance product displays and more.  

Choose from a few different ways to perform your lighting upgrade and receive your incentive. 

Instant incentives

Instant incentives cover up to 70 percent of the cost to purchase qualifying LED lighting. Instant incentives are available for easy-to-install lamps that fit in many existing light fixtures.

Option 1: Get instant incentives from a participating distributor

  1. Identify which lamps to upgrade at your facility.
  2. Purchase qualified lamps from a participating instant incentive distributor and receive your instant incentive as a credit on your invoice from the distributor.
  3. Complete the instant incentive customer application with your distributor.
  4. Install new lamps in your Idaho facility and enjoy the savings!

Option 2: Apply for incentives with a post-purchase application

  1. Identify which lamps to upgrade at your facility.
  2. Purchase qualified lamps from a vendor of your choice.
  3. Complete and submit the lighting post-purchase application, invoice and required documentation. Here are instructions for IRS Form W-9.
  4. Install new lamps in your Idaho facility and enjoy the savings!
  5. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of Step 3.

Lamp style (technical name)

How you know it

Incentive amount*

PAR (parabolic aluminized reflector)

Flood lights, spot lights, recessed can lights

$12 per lamp

A-19 lamp

less than 8 watt, medium base

$2 per lamp

A-19 lamp

greater than or equal to 8 watt, medium base

$2.50 per lamp

A-21 lamp

greater than or equal to 12 watt, medium base

$4 per lamp

BR (bulged reflector)

Recessed can lights and ceiling lights

$10 per lamp

MR16

Mini-spot lights / track head lights

$7 per lamp

Pin-based lamp

PLC Pin-based lamp less than 10 watts

$4 per lamp

Pin-based lamp

PLC Pin-based lamp greater than or equal to 10 watts

$4 per lamp

Pin-based lamp

PLL Pin-based lamp

$4 per lamp

Decorative Lamp

Open light fixtures and vanities

$5 per lamp

Trim kits

Recessed light fixtures

$10 per kit

T8 TLED - Type A, A/B Dual Mode

Tubular light emitting diode

$4 per lamp

T8 TLED - Type B

Tubular light emitting diode

$6 per lamp

T8 TLED - Type C

Tubular light emitting diode

$12 per lamp

T5 TLED - Type A, A/B dual mode

Tubular light emitting diode

$6 per lamp

HID replacement lamp

less than 40 watt

$45 per lamp

HID replacement lamp

greater than or equal to 40 watt and less than 80 watt

$65 per lamp

HID replacement lamp

greater than or equal to 80 watt and less than 150 watt

$85 per lamp

HID replacement lamp

greater than or equal to 150 watt

$105 per lamp

Wall pack fixture

wall pack

$30 per fixture

*If you are already working with a lighting vendor on a lighting project, please note that only one incentive is available per lamp. Discuss with your lighting vendor prior to accepting instant incentives from a distributor. Incentives are limited to 70 percent of total transaction-level cost.

Incentives for lighting retrofits / major renovations

Get cash incentives and technical expertise for lighting upgrades. You can choose a Wattsmart Business Vendor or an independent energy consultant for a lighting analysis.

  1. Before you start your project, contact us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor and complete a general application. We will need to verify existing equipment through an inspection to establish an energy baseline.
  2. We provide an offer letter for you to sign before you order equipment. You provide your tax ID in a completed W-9 form so we (or our program administrator) can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  3. Upgrade your lighting. 
  4. Submit project cost documentation including invoices with a breakdown of materials and labor. Then, contact Rocky Mountain Power or your Wattsmart Business Vendor for a post-installation inspection.
  5. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 4.

Incentives for new construction

Get cash incentives and technical expertise for lighting installed as part of  new construction. You can choose a Wattsmart Business Vendor or an independent energy consultant for technical expertise.

  1. Before you start your project, contact us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor and complete a general application.
  2. We provide project pre-qualification. Be sure you receive pre-qualification before you order equipment. You provide your tax ID in a completed W-9 form so we (or our program administrator) can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  3. Complete your new construction project.
  4. Submit project cost documentation including invoices with a breakdown of materials and labor. Then, contact Rocky Mountain Power, a post-installation inspection may be required.
  5. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 4.

 Incentives for non-general illuminance lighting

Get cash incentives and technical expertise for lighting controls and other equipment. You can choose a Wattsmart Business Vendor or an independent energy consultant for technical expertise.

For projects involving both lighting controls and fixtures, follow the steps for lighting retrofits/major renovations or lighting new construction. The steps below are for lighting controls and/or non-general illuminance only retrofits.

  1. Before you start your project, contact us or a Wattsmart Business Vendor and complete a general application. We will need to verify existing equipment through an inspection to establish an energy baseline.
  2. We provide an offer letter - here's a sample. Sign the offer letter before you order equipment.
    You provide your tax ID in a completed W-9 form so we (or our program administrator) can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
  3. Upgrade your lighting. 
  4. Submit project cost documentation including invoices with a breakdown of materials and labor. Then, contact Rocky Mountain Power, a post-installation inspection may be required.
  5. Receive incentive check within 45 days of completion of step 4.

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Rocky Mountain Power teams up with National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) to help businesses pay for energy upgrades. Learn more

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