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Lighting in commercial buildings can account for nearly 35 percent of electric use, which can have a big effect on your bottom line. Upgrading to new energy-efficient lighting, fixtures and controls can save energy and improve customer experience and employee productivity. Energy Trust makes these upgrades more affordable with cash incentives for lighting and lighting control projects. These improvements can even pay for themselves through energy savings in only a few years. Want a brighter bottom line? Bring us in.

Project Examples

Existing Buildings – Lighting

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Project Type: LEDs
Project Cost: $15,500
Incentive: $5,800
Annual Savings: 50,200 kWh

Existing Buildings – Lighting

Central Oregon Community College

Project Type: LEDs
Project Cost: $348,100
Incentive: $109,400
Annual Savings: 682,100 kWh

  1. Check your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable power projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Have a project site in Oregon served by and on a qualifying rate schedule for Portland General Electric or Pacific Power for electric saving incentives.
    • Be improving an existing structure.
    • Pay the public purpose charge; check your bill or contact Energy Trust if you have questions.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Submit documentation.

  4. Get pre-approval and enroll your project.

    For more detailed information about the lighting process review Form 172L.

  5. Have equipment installed.

  6. Submit your final project. Your trade ally contractor can help.

    Submit documentation to If you have questions please contact 1.800.326.2917.

  7. Get your incentive.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply.

Energy Trust offers incentives for a wide range of lighting applications. The solutions below are those most frequently installed in Oregon.

LED Retrofit Lamps $2-$13 per lamp

Most required to replace incandescent

HID to LED Screw-in Replacement Lamps $20-$60 per lamp

Remove ballast

TLED removing or replacing ballast $1.00 per linear foot

Remove or replace ballast

Read our TLED fact sheet.

Interior LED $15-$40 per fixture

Retrofit and new fixtures, existing ballast and lamp sockets removed, non TLED

High-bay LED $80-$220 per fixture

Non screw-in

Exterior LED $40-$320 per fixture

Wall-mounted, parking garage, fuel pump canopy, architectural flood/spot lighting

Read our Exterior Lighting fact sheet.

TLED Relamp of Existing Linear Fluorescent Fixture $0.50 per linear foot

No ballast change required

Exit Signs $20 per fixture

LED replacing incandescent

Lighting Controls $20-$105 per fixture/sensor


Custom Lighting and Controls Upgrades Maximum 50% of total eligible measure cost

Not to exceed $0.25 per annual kWh saved. To be eligible, each custom lighting measure must be reviewed and pre-qualified by Energy Trust. Contact your lighting contractor or an Energy Trust lighting specialist to get started.

Custom Incentives

Energy Trust offers custom incentives for projects that typically are larger and more complex. Learn more about custom incentives >

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

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Success Stories

Airstream Adventures, Gladstone

Airstream Adventures, Gladstone

Cash Incentives: $20,240