Lighting and Lighting Controls

$1 - $400 based on product

Lighting upgrades are the best—and often the easiest—first step in any energy-efficiency strategy and can pay back your investment through energy savings in as little as two years or less. Plus, you can add lighting controls to boost your savings. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for lighting and lighting control projects. Want a brighter bottom line? Bring us in.

Project Examples

Existing Buildings – Lighting

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Project Type: LEDs
Project Cost: $15,513
Incentive: $5,760
Annual Savings: 50,205 kWh

Existing Buildings – Lighting

Central Oregon Community College

Project Type: LEDs
Project Cost: $348,130
Incentive: $109,433
Annual Savings: 682,091 kWh

  1. Check your eligibility.

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

    • Have a project site in Oregon served by and on a qualifying rate schedule for Portland General Electric or Pacific Power for electric saving incentives.
    • Be improving an existing structure.
    • Pay the public purpose charge; check your bill or contact Energy Trust if you have questions.
  2. Find a trade ally contractor or product supplier.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Apply to pre-qualify lighting. Call 1.800.326.2917 to get started.

  4. Get pre-approval from trade ally contractor or product supplier.

  5. Have equipment installed.

  6. Submit documentation. Your trade ally contractor can help.

  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.

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


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 Controls Upgrades Maximum 50% of total eligible measure cost

Not to exceed $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.

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.

Custom Incentives

Energy Trust offers custom incentives for projects that typically are larger and more complex. Learn more about custom incentives >

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Success Stories

Airstream Adventures, Gladstone

Airstream Adventures, Gladstone

Cash Incentives: $20,240

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