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Lighting and Lighting Controls

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.

Energy Trust offers incentives for a wide range of efficient lighting and lighting controls options. We also offer technical assistance and can connect you with a lighting professional to meet your goals. For a free lighting assessment contact an energy advisor at 1.877.510.2130 or at

Lighting and Lighting Controls
  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. Review program specification and requirements

  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 at multifamily properties. View full list of incentives or read our Multifamily Lighting Guide for more lighting solutions.

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

Custom Lighting and Lighting Controls Incentive Requirements
Custom lighting controls and upgrades Maximum 50% of total eligible measure cost. Not to exceed $0.19-$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.

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


Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend

Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend

Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, an assisted living facility in Bend, has reduced their energy bills and increased the comfort of their residents by investing in energy-efficient upgrades.