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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.

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 Business Lighting trade ally to help you meet your goals.

Lighting and Lighting Controls
  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Contact an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally.

    To receive incentives, you must work with a qualified Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally. Your trade ally will submit your project documentation to Energy Trust on your behalf.

    If your lighting project is eligible, you will receive an Incentive Application Form (120L) from Energy Trust. You must review and sign (via DocuSign) by the deadline listed on the form.

  3. Have equipment installed.

    Your lighting project must be completed, with all documentation submitted, before the incentive reservation expiration date listed on your Incentive Application Form (120L). Your trade ally will submit invoices and all other final completion documentation to Energy Trust on your behalf.

    Note: A post-installation verification may apply. Your trade ally will assist with verification documentation and scheduling arrangements.

  4. Receive your incentive.

    You will receive a Completion Certificate form (140L) from Energy Trust. You must review and sign (via DocuSign) before you receive your incentive.

Energy Trust offers incentives for a wide range of lighting applications. The solutions below are those most frequently installed in Oregon. Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year.

To receive lighting incentives, you must work with an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally. We will not accept incentive applications from non-trade allies, or directly from customers who are planning to install their own projects. Additional requirements may apply. Contact a Business Lighting trade ally for more details.

Equipment Incentive Requirements
LED retrofit lamps $3-$5 per lamp*

Most must replace pin/screw-in incandescent or compact fluorescent.

Interior LED $8-$55 per fixture* $60-$100 per fixture with LLLC controls**

Retrofit-kits and new fixtures, existing ballast and lamp sockets removed, non TLED.

LED fixtures ≤100W are eligible.

Exterior LED $20-$325 per fixture* $65-$425 per fixture with LLLC controls**

Pole/arm mounted, wall-mounted, parking garage, fuel pump canopy, downlights, architectural flood/spot lighting.

Non screw-in only.

Fixtures used for public roadways, including street lighting, are not eligible for incentives.

High-bay/Low-bay LED $120-$300 per fixture* $175-$355 per fixture with LLLC controls**

Fixtures must be QPL listed in the High-Bay category.

Non screw-in in retrofit kits.

Lighting Controls $30-$60 per sensor***

Interior vacancy or occupancy/exterior occupancy.

Control loads vary.

LED cooler/freezer display case lighting (includes motion sensors & LEDs) $2.50-$17 per linear foot*

LED fixtures must be listed as case lighting on DLC product list

Street lighting $45-$350 per fixture*

LED replacing High-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures.

Only cobra head and shoebox style fixtures are eligible.

Only public street lighting (that is not utility-owned) may be eligible. Street lighting owned by either PGE or Pacific Power may be eligible for custom incentives. Contact an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally for more information.

Custom street lighting and controls $0.20 per annual kWh saved*

To be eligible, each custom lighting measure must be reviewed and pre-qualified by Energy Trust. Contact an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally to get started.

Custom lighting controls $0.20 per annual kWh saved*

To be eligible, each custom lighting controls measure must be reviewed and pre-qualified by Energy Trust. Contact an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally to get started.

Custom lighting $0.20 per annual kWh saved*

To be eligible, each custom lighting measure must be reviewed and pre-qualified by Energy Trust. Contact an Energy Trust Business Lighting trade ally to get started.

*Not to exceed 50% of total eligible measure costs

**Not to exceed 70% of the total eligible fixture and control measure costs combined for lighting measures with integrated LLLC or occupancy controls

***Not to exceed 100% of total eligible measure costs

TLEDs and HLEDS

Linear replacement lamps (TLEDs) and HID to LED screw-in lamps (HLEDs) are now offered exclusively through our Instant Discount offer. The only exception to this includes projects that are K-12 Public Schools and Government Entities. To receive incentives for TLEDs and HLEDs, equipment must be purchased through a participating “Instant Discount” distributor. ​For more information and to find a participating distributor near you, visit the Instant Discounts for Business Lighting page.

Need Help with Lighting? Contact Us.

Give us a call at 1.800.326.2917 or send us an email at lighting@energytrust.org.