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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.

Replace any technology with TLED tubes, removing or replacing ballast $1-$2 per lamp feet

Depending on replacement

Read our TLED fact sheet.

T12 or T8 4-Foot Existing Fluorescent Fixture: New LED Fixture or Fixture Retrofit Kit $20-$75 per fixture

Depends on replacement; lamp sockets are removed

Relamp Existing Linear Fluorescent Fixture $0.50-$1 per lamp

No ballast change required

LED Retrofit Lamps $4-$15 per lamp

Replacing incandescent, for interior fixtures

Exit Signs $20 per fixture


Outdoor Pole/Arm $40-$320 per fixture

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

Read our Exterior Lighting fact sheet.

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

Existing ballasts removed

Lighting Controls $20-$125 per fixture/sensor


LED LAMP REPLACEMENT Incentive Requirements
LED Lamps Up to $15

Instant cash incentives are available from participating electrical distributors

Read our LED Lamp Replacement fact sheet.

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.

Performance+ varies

Custom offer for facility-wide lighting upgrades, including occupancy controls. Additional incentives, on top of standard incentives, can be received for projects that use a whole-building approach.

Contact a qualified Performance+ trade ally to get started.

Read our Performance+ fact sheet.

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