Lighting

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

Commercial lighting incentives are based on an amount per watt-reduced basis. Customers are categorized into three groups based on annual energy usage and peak demand. Select the button below to find your category.

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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 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 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*

A-lamp

A-19 lamp less than 8W, medium base

$1 per lamp

A-19 lamp greater than or equal to 8W, medium base

$2 per lamp

A-21 lamp greater than or equal to 12W, medium base

$2 per lamp

PAR (parabolic aluminized reflector)

Flood lights, spot lights and recessed can lights

$3 per lamp

BR (bulged reflector)

Recessed can lights and ceiling lights

$2 per lamp

MR16 reflector lamp

Mini-spot lights / track head lights

$4 per lamp

Pin-based lamp

PLC Pin-based lamp less than 10W

$4 per lamp

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

$4 per lamp

PLL Pin-based lamp

$6 per lamp

Decorative lamp (candelabra, globe)

Open light fixtures and vanities

$2 per lamp

HID replacement lamp

Less than 40W

$10 per lamp

Greater than or equal to 40W and less than 70W

$25 per lamp

Greater than or equal to 70W and less than 140W

$35 per lamp

Greater than or equal to 140W

$50 per lamp

TLED lamp – Type A, A/B dual mode with LED driver

Linear fluorescent form

$3 per lamp

TLED lamp – Type B

$3 per lamp

TLED lamp – Type C

$3 per lamp

TLED lamp – Type C with available continuous dimming

$5 per lamp

Retrofit kits

Troffer kit

$18 per fixture

Linear ambient kit

$9.50 per fixture

Recessed downlight kit

$10 per fixture

Wall pack replacement fixtures

Greater than 20W and less than 75W

$20 per fixture

Greater than 75W

$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 will pay up to 70 percent of qualifying Purchase Transaction-level Costs per measure. Purchase Transaction-level Costs are subject to Rocky Mountain Power approval. Additionally, there is a limit of 350 lamps per transaction per day. Multiple consecutive capping purchases may be denied.

Incentives for lighting retrofits

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/major renovation

Get cash incentives and technical expertise for new construction and major renovation Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) interior lighting. 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. Note: Projects started with building permits and pre-approval granted prior to March 31, 2022 may qualify for incentives under the previous program tariff. Projects started with building permits after March 31, 2022, or without pre-approval, will not qualify for incentives under the previous tariff. See details on Whole Building New Construction.
  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 CEA lighting 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 Lighting in New Construction

Incentives for New Construction/Major Renovation lighting equipment are available as an integrated piece of the Whole Building New Construction/Major Renovation rebate offering. Please refer to Whole Building New Construction/Major Renovation page for more information.

Projects started with building permits and pre-approval granted prior to March 31, 2022 may qualify for incentives under the previous program tariff. Projects started with building permits after March 31, 2022 or without pre-approval, will not qualify for incentives under the previous program tariff.  Please contact us at 800-931-4113 or newconstruction@resource-innovations.com with questions. 

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