For a small business, staying competitive means making every dollar count. One of the quickest and easiest ways to stretch your budget is to replace inefficient lighting with energy-efficient lighting and controls. We’re here to help. Energy Trust of Oregon is offering free lighting upgrades to eligible small to medium-sized business customers who install energy-efficient lighting solutions at their existing commercial building, multifamily property, or industrial facility.
If you run your business from your home, Energy Trust offers a variety of incentives for energy-efficient home upgrades. Visit the residential cash incentives page for details.
Establish your eligibilityRead More >
To qualify for free lighting upgrades, you must:
Be a customer of Portland General Electric or Pacific Power located in Oregon
- Have 20 employees or less
- Operate in an existing space that is 20,000 sq. ft. or less (includes all buildings on site)
Other eligibility requirements may apply. Connect with us to see if you qualify. Call 1.800.326.2917 or email email@example.com.
Sign up for a free lighting walkthrough survey
Energy Trust will visit your space and recommend a lighting solution that works for your business. To schedule, please call 1.800.326.2917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have equipment installed
An Energy Trust representative will contact you to schedule the installation date for your new lighting system. Wondering what to do with your old light fixtures? Your installer will recycle them for you.
Note: Energy Trust performs post-installation verifications on some projects. Energy Trust does this to verify the installation meets all standards for energy efficiency and to ensure the customer is happy with the installation of their new lighting. If your business is selected for this, we will schedule at your convenience.
Your walkthrough survey will provide energy efficient lighting recommendations specifically for your business.
Energy Trust can provide a range of lighting products—interior, exterior, high-bay and lighting controls—to fit your needs. You can see a complete list of possible energy-efficient lighting solutions below.
|LED screw-in for warehouses|
|Parking garage lighting for retail|
|LED high-bays for warehouses|
|LED interior fixtures for retail spaces|
|TLEDs for retail spaces and warehouses|
|LED pin-based lamps for small offices|
|LED A-lamps for retail spaces|
|LED decorative lighting for retail spaces|
|LED globe lighting for retail spaces|
|LED pin-based reflectors for retail spaces|
|LED R20 for retail spaces|
|LED BR for retail spaces|
|LED PAR for retail spaces|
|Exterior area street lighting|
|Interior vacancy sensor (manual on), with wall switch|
|Interior occupancy sensor, ceiling/corner/surface mount|
|Exterior occupancy sensor, fixture or pole mount|
|LED highbay with occupancy sensor|
|LED highbay with Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC)|
|Exterior wallpack/flood with occupancy sensor|
|Parking garage with LLLC|
|Parking garage with occupancy sensor|
|Exterior area with occupancy sensor|
This is a limited time offer. Some restrictions apply and incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. To find out if your business is eligible and sign up for your free walkthrough survey, call us at 1.800.326.2917 or email email@example.com.
Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.
For a limited time, Energy Trust is offering free lighting upgrades to help small-medium business customers reduce energy costs now. You won’t pay any upfront costs for the new lights, so you’ll start seeing the energy savings right away.
Many customers have difficulty participating in the other Energy Trust offerings due to the lack of available cash in their operating budgets. Through the no-cost lighting offer, we want to serve those businesses who haven’t received Energy Trust incentives in the past. This includes businesses owned by Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color (BIPOC), women, veterans, people with disabilities or those whose first language is not English, and businesses located in rural and/or low-to-moderate income communities.
If your business is located in Oregon in an existing commercial building, multifamily property, or industrial facility, is served by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power, and you have 20 employees or less, or your business operates in an existing space that is 20,000 sq. ft. or less (includes all buildings on site), then you are eligible.
Other eligibility requirements may apply. Not sure if you qualify? Call us at 1.800.326.2917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help confirm your eligibility.
If you pay the electric bill for your business, you’re eligible. However, you may need to talk with the owner of your space to see how these projects can be completed under the terms of your lease. Many businesses who lease install new lighting because it can reduce energy costs every month while improve the safety and appearance of the space.
Home-based businesses do not qualify for free lighting upgrades, but they may qualify for other offers through our Residential programs. Find out more by visiting the residential incentives page.
Yes. Energy Trust offers cash incentives and resources to help make lighting upgrades easier and more affordable for all types and sizes of businesses. For a complete list of incentives, visit our Commercial lighting page, Multifamily lighting page, or Industrial lighting page. You can also contact our lighting team directly at 1.800.326.2917or email@example.com.
An Energy Trust Small Business Direct Install Outreach Specialist will perform your walkthrough survey in person and provide recommendations based on an analysis of your building’s existing lighting equipment. Our team will follow all CDC COVID-19 recommendations for entering your business safely.
To schedule, please call 1.800.326.2917or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After the walkthrough survey, the Energy Trust Small Business Direct Install Outreach Specialist will review the recommendations with you, and you will be able to select equipment for installation.
To ensure you receive the energy-efficient lighting recommendations outlined in your walkthrough survey for free, please contact the Energy Trust representative who prepared the walkthrough survey report within 14 days of the date listed on the report.
The incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts, so we encourage you to act quickly.
Energy Trust will select a lighting contractor to install your new lighting system for you. All of Energy Trust’s trade ally contractors are licensed and have met all requirements to be a part of our select contractor network. Besides having all the technical skills to do the job, your installer has experience working in smaller businesses like yours. They will schedule the installation date, order materials, complete installation, and will even remove your old lighting fixtures for you.
No. Installation of the new lighting system must be performed by the lighting contractor provided by Energy Trust. You are not eligible to receive any compensation for the lights or labor if you install on your own or if you hire a contractor outside of Energy Trust’s network.
Energy Trust has negotiated special product pricing and requires specific quality control standards from our contractors to ensure that the lighting products installed at your business function as intended.
Energy-efficient lighting can help your business reduce energy use and save on utility costs. Lighting is often one of the largest energy uses in a business so having highly efficient light can make a difference on your monthly operating costs. Upgrading to energy–efficient LED lighting and controls can also improve lighting quality and consistency, resulting in brighter, safer spaces for your employees and customers. Because LEDs last longer, you won’t have to change out bulbs as often, reducing maintenance costs and time spent on frequent replacements or repairs.
Absolutely! Energy Trust offers increased incentives to eligible small business customers who work with a participating small business trade ally to install energy-efficient equipment at their existing commercial business. Increased incentives are paid directly to your small business trade ally, who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket costs.