LED Lighting Rebates
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Did you know that making the switch to LED lighting can save you as much as 80% on your lighting related energy costs? Unfortunately, the biggest hurdle for many businesses trying to switch to more efficient and longer lasting LED lighting is the initial cost of the fixtures. Spending a large amount upfront in order to make the conversion can lengthen the return on investment and push the expected savings further into the future than is satisfactory for some companies. The good news is there are a number of electric companies and utilities around the nation beginning to offer rebates to commercial customers who utilize ENERGY STAR® qualified LED lighting products in their business. In many cases these prescriptive LED rebates can be applied to retrofit or new construction applications and are relatively easy to apply for and receive. In other cases the electric company or utility may work with a company to customize a rebate program for using high efficacy lighting and, although this involves a little more work, it can be well worthwhile to go through the process. In either case the return on investment time period is substantially reduced, in some instances to less than a year, and bottom line energy costs start to look a whole lot better in no time at all.
Although the many variations in LED rebate programs offered throughout the nation preclude listing all the details on Polar-Ray.com, our goal is to provide helpful links to programs which we are aware of and other resources that may prove helpful to those looking to convert to LED lighting. A great first step to take is visiting the website of your energy provider. Many of the energy companies' websites provide lists of approved LED lighting products, making it relatively simple for the customer to understand whether or not a product qualifies for a rebate. Rebate forms and program details may also be downloaded directly from their website. You may also benefit by going to www.dsireusa.org and searching by state to see whether or not a rebate program is currently offered in your location. Another simple option is to give your energy provider a quick call to inquire about LED rebate programs. Many times they will have a rebate program director who can help to lead you in the right direction.
At Polar-Ray.com we stock a large selection of ENERGY STAR qualified LED products that are eligible for most commercial LED rebate programs. The majority of these products still fall into the LED downlight category and are manufactured by companies such as Cree, Halo, Lighting Science Group and Sylvania. There are also a growing number of smaller bulbs that now qualify for ENERGY STAR such as LED PAR38, PAR30 and PAR20 bulbs, as well as MR16 and GU10 LED bulbs.