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Fast and Convenient Rebates of $2 to $200 Per Qualified Energy-Saving Light Fixture
 
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Business
 
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Rebates and Instant Discounts
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

It is easy for businesses to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency lighting. Now with paper and instant rebates, you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits without paying a premium price. What a bright idea!

Key Features

Whether you are looking to replace your interior or exterior commercial lighting, there is an energy-saving solution regardless of the application. And instant discounts and rebates help to offset the premium price of lighting, making energy-saving lighting fixtures and bulbs a cost-effective choice.

Receive rebates on eligible replacement lamps instantly at participating distributors.  Find out more at the Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts section below.

Finding the right energy-efficient lighting solution is easy. We work with ENERGY STAR® and the DesignLights Consortium® to promote the most energy-efficient lighting technologies available and make them affordable through the Express Service Lighting Rebate program. You have access to rebates for a wide range of lighting, including T8 and T5 systems, LED Systems, exit signs, lighting controls and LED lights for coolers, freezers and refrigerator shelving.

ENERGY STAR certified commercial light fixtures use up to 75 percent less energy and last 10-50 times longer than incandescent lighting. Plus, qualified fixtures produce low heat, which reduces heating loads. LED options provide optimal precision lighting for commercial applications.

For a list of qualifying commercial lighting, see the application on your utility’s website. For additional information, visit websites for DesignLights Consortium and ENERGY STAR.

Make a smart energy choice and upgrade your lighting now.

Call 1-877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) with rebate questions or for more information. 

Two Paths to Savings

Instant Discounts

Receive instant discounts on eligible replacement lamps instantly at participating distributors. Learn more at the Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts section below.

Express Service Lighting Rebates

Eversource customers can apply for mail-in rebates on eligible products not discounted at the retail point of purchase. Work with your lighting supplier to find eligible energy-efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs that work best for you.  Then submit your mail-in rebate application. 

Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts paid directly to Eversource customers.

Call 1-877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) with rebate questions or for more information. 

Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts are available to commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers of Eversource and UI for existing facilities.

Express Service Lighting Rebates are only available to Eversource commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers for existing facilities. See the rebate application for Eversource customers for full rebate and product requirements. Other terms and conditions may apply

Lighting must be installed in the service territory of the participating utility.

New construction and major renovation projects are not eligible for Express Service Lighting Rebates, but other incentives are available. Contact your utility account representative for details.

When rebates exceed $5,000, an authorized utility representative must inspect the project site before and after lighting is installed. 

General Product Requirements

  • Wattage reduction – There must be at least a 10 percent system wattage reduction between the old and new system wattage for a product to qualify.
     
  • Fixtures – Conversions to a T8 system can be either a total fixture replacement or simply a lamp and ballast replacement. Conversions from T8 to high-performance T8 or low wattage T8 systems must include lamp and ballast replacement to qualify for a rebate. Lamp-only replacements do not qualify.

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

Call 1-877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) with rebate questions or for more information. 

Eversource and UI partner with a number of Connecticut distributors to offer instant lighting discounts at point of purchase retail locations.

These instant discounts are available to commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers of Eversource and UI for existing facilities. Lighting must be installed in the service territory of the participating utility.

Contractors and business customers may purchase eligible linear fluorescent and LED replacement lamps at a reduced cost without a rebate form. When purchasing eligible replacement lamps from a participating distributor, they will request the business name, address and contact information for the business that the lamps will be installed. The incentives noted in the table below will:

  • automatically be applied to your purchase; and,
  • your the invoice should include a line item reflecting the Energize Connecticut discount received.

The following lighting products are eligible for an instant discount.

2020 Lighting Product Incentive Table

Product

Type

Incentive

Min Customer
Contribution*

Pre- Approval Limit*

Qualified Products List (QPL)

LED Lamp A-Line $2 $1 300 ENERGY STAR®
LED Lamp Decorative $5 $1 300 ENERGY STAR
LED Lamp G24 LED $7 $3 100 DLC
LED Lamp PAR16 / MR16 / GU10 $3 $1 300 ENERGY STAR
LED Lamp PAR20 / BR20 $4 $1 300 ENERGY STAR
LED Lamp PAR30 / BR30 $5 $1 300 ENERGY STAR
LED Lamp PAR38 / BR40 $6 $1 300 ENERGY STAR
LED Downlight Kit LED Retrofit Kit, < 25W $15 $10 100 ENERGY STAR
LED Downlight Kit LED Retrofit Kit, ≥ 25W $20 $10 100 ENERGY STAR
TLED 2 ft $2 $2 200 DLC
TLED 4 ft $2 $2 200 DLC
TLED T5 LED $2 $2 200 DLC
TLED T8 U-bend $2 $2 200 DLC
TLED T8 LED 3 ft $2 $2 200 DLC
TLED T8 LED 8 ft $2 $2 200 DLC
Stairwell
LED Kit
Low-output w/ sensor $75 $20 50 DLC
Stairwell
LED Kit
Mid-output w/ sensor $100 $20 50 DLC
Linear LED Fixture LED Linear Ambient / Strip / Wrap $35 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 1x4 LED Fixture Standard $15 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 1x4 LED Fixture Premium $20 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 1x4 LED Fixture Standard w/ Controls $55 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 1x4 LED Fixture Premium  w/ Controls $60 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x2 LED Fixture Standard $25 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x2 LED Fixture Premium $30 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x2 LED Fixture Standard w/ Controls $50 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x2 LED Fixture Premium  w/ Controls $55 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x4 LED Fixture Standard $25 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x4 LED Fixture Premium $35 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x4 LED Fixture Standard w/ Controls $60 $10 50 DLC
Troffers 2x4 LED Fixture Premium  w/ Controls $70 $10 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay 20–99W $75 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay 100–199W $115 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay ≥ 200W $155 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay 20–99W w/ sensor $125 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay 100–199W w/ sensor $150 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay ≥ 200W w/ sensor $200 $20 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay Mogul Interior Low Bay $50 $10 50 DLC
High/Low  Bay Mogul Interior High Bay $70 $10 50 DLC
Parking Garage Parking Garage 20–99W Standard $75 $20 50 DLC
Parking Garage Parking Garage 20–99W Premium $100 $20 50 DLC
Parking Garage Parking Garage 100–199W Standard $100 $20 50 DLC
Parking Garage Parking Garage 100–199W Premium $125 $20 50 DLC
Exterior Fixture < 20W $20 $10 25 DLC
Exterior Fixture 20–99W $40 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Fixture 100–199W $70 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Fixture ≥ 200W $100 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Mogul Lamp Mogul Exterior 100W equivalent $30 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Mogul Lamp Mogul Exterior 175W equivalent $60 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Mogul Lamp Mogul Exterior 250W equivalent $70 $10 50 DLC
Exterior Mogul Lamp Mogul Exterior 400W equivalent $80 $10 50 DLC

*Rebates must meet the Minimum Customer Contribution (MCC) listed on the incentive table. Sales exceeding the pre-approval limit must be submitted for pre-approval before making the sale. Apply for pre-approval at: www.bit.ly/ECTpreapproval. Products are eligible in both Eversource and UI territories.

Note: Small Business Energy Advantage participants are not eligible for this instant rebate.

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