Lighting and Lighting Controls

$1 - $400 cash incentive based on product

Lighting upgrades are often the best—and easiest—way to make energy-efficient improvements to your property and can pay back your investment through energy savings in as little as two years.

To get started reach out to us at 1.877.510.2130 or at multifamily@energytrust.org.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    • Property’s electricity must be provided by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power.
    • Cash incentives are available to all Oregon multifamily attached residential properties with two or more units including: duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes; side-by-side units; and stacked structures with five or more units. For specific incentives based on your building type see the “Details” tab for further eligibility requirements.
    • Energy-saving improvements must meet program requirements.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor.

    Use our online tool to find a lighting contractor near you.

  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 multifamily@energytrust.org. 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 Multifamily Lighting Guide.

Standard Lighting and Lighting Controls Incentive Requirements
T12 or T8 4-foot existing fluorescent fixture: lamp and ballast retrofits $4- $8 per lamp

Existing ballast must be removed or replaced

T12 or T8 4-foot existing fluorescent fixture: fixture upgrade/kits $32-$42 per fixture

Depending on replacement

T12 or T8 4-foot existing fluorescent fixture: new LED fixture or fixture retrofit kit $32-$42 per fixture

Depends on replacement; lamp sockets are removed.

Relamp existing linear fluorescent fixture $1-$3 per lamp

No ballast change required

LED Lighting products $5-$20 per lamp

Replacing incandescent, for interior fixtures

Exit Signs $20 per fixture

LED or photoluminescent

Outdoor pole/arm $50-$400 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 $50-$75 per lamp

Existing ballasts removed

Lighting controls $20-$125 per fixture/sensor

Interior/exterior

LED LAMP REPLACEMENT Incentive Requirements
LED and efficient linear fluorescent lamps Up to $20

Instant cash incentives are available from participating electrical distributors.

Read our LED Lamp Replacement fact sheet.

CUSTOM LIGHTING AND LIGHTING CONTROLS Incentive Requirements
Custom lighting controls and upgrades 50% of project cost

Not to exceed $0.25/annual kWh. All custom equipment must individually pass a cost-effectiveness test.

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.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Need Help? Contact Us.

We’re here to explain the process and benefits. Give us a call at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email at multifamily@energytrust.org.

Success Stories

The Wyatt, Portland

The Wyatt, Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $24,500

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