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Lighting and Lighting Controls

Energy-efficient lighting creates cost savings and enhances the work environment. Lighting upgrades are often the first step in any energy-efficiency strategy and can pay back your investment through energy savings in as little as two years or less.

It’s easy to qualify, and your contractor will provide and assist you with the necessary forms.

  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 or product supplier.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Submit documentation.

  4. Get pre-approval from trade ally contractor or product supplier.

    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. View full list of incentives or read our Industrial Lighting Guide.

Custom lighting and lighting controls Incentive Requirements
Custom lighting and controls upgrades $0.17/annual kWh saved, up to 35 percent of eligible project cost, whichever is less

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.

Standard Lighting and Lighting Controls Incentive Requirements
LED Retrofit Lamps $2-$13 per lamp

Required to replace incandescent or compact fluorescent

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

Remove ballast

TLED removing or replacing ballast $2-$8 per lamp

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/Low-bay LED $80-$220 per fixture

Non screw-in

Exterior LED $40-$320 per fixture

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

Read our Exterior Lighting fact sheet.

TLED Relamp of Existing Linear Fluorescent Fixture $1-$4 per lamp

No ballast change required

Exit Signs $20 per fixture

LED replacing incandescent

Lighting Controls $30-$70 per fixture/sensor

Interior/exterior, controlling 30W or more

For lighting solutions for your grow facility, see our Horticultural Lighting and Lighting Controls page.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Success Stories

Northwest Hazelnut Company, Hubbard

Northwest Hazelnut Company, Hubbard

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Vigor, Portland and Clackamas