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The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps residential and business sectors save money and energy through energy efficiency rebate incentives and renewable energy programs.

For specific eligibility requirements, you can visit their website here.

 

Business Rebates

Business and commercial facilities can cut costs and energy waste by upgrading equipment and lighting to more energy efficient alternatives. Upgrading facility lighting to LED lighting and fixtures can be a great first step in cutting costs in renovations and new construction.

Lighting accounts for 20-50% of the electricity consumption at most businesses, and a portion of that is often wasted on old, outdated lighting. LEDs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer. This not only lowers overall energy costs, but the options of improved directional lighting, color temperature, and dimming can help boost productivity and work performance.

See the 7 Reasons every business should switch to LED lighting here.

DCSEU makes it easy to apply for rebates through their online application. All projects must be submitted for pre-approval and total rebates are limited to $50,000 per location, per fiscal year. Below is the complete list of lighting rebates available for business:

 

Lighting Controls (Occupancy Sensors & Daylight Sensors)

 

Lighting Controls (Occupancy Sensors & Daylight Sensors)

$40

Fixture-Mounted Occupancy Sensor:  Minimum 30 watts Controlled

$30

Remote-Mounted Occupancy Sensor:  Minimum 175 watts Controlled

$40

Fixture-Mounted Daylight Sensor:  Minimum 30 watts Controlled

$20

Remote-Mounted Daylight Sensor:  Minimum 30 watts Controlled

$40

LED Pin and Screw Based Lighting

 

LED Pin and Screw Based Lighting

$6

ENERGY STAR® Directional R/BR/PAR 30

$6

ENERGY STAR® Directional (R/PAR 20)

$6

ENERGY STAR® (MR / PAR 16)

$6

ENERGY STAR® Omnidirectional (A-Type or Globe)

$6

ENERGY STAR® (Candle / Decorative)

$6

Interior LED Lighting

 

Recessed & Surface/Pendant-Mounted Downlight Fixtures

$15

Track Lighting Fixtures (Per Fixture Head) - Screw and Pin Based products not eligible under this category

$15

Portable Desk/Task Light Fixtures

$15

Undercabinet Shelf-Mounted Task Light Fixtures

$5

Refrigerated Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)

$5

Freezer Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)

$5

Display Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)

$5

Ambient Light Fixtures

 

2' x 2' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$15

2' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$15

1' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)

$15

LED Surface and Suspended Linear Fixtures

$15

HIGH & LOW BAY Fixtures

$60

DLC® 2' Replacement Lamps (Tubes)

$2/tube

DLC® 4' Replacement Lamps (Tubes)

$3/tube

Exterior LED Lighting

 

Outdoor Decorative and Non-Decorative Parking or Roadway Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: <30 input watts

$50

Outdoor Decorative and Non-Decorative Parking or Roadway Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: 30-75 input Watts or 2,000-5,000 Lumens

$50

Outdoor Decorative and Non-Decorative Parking or Roadway Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: > 75 input Watts or > 5,000 Lumens

$75

Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Fixtures (Wall Packs) and Retrofit Kits < 30 input watts

$50

Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Fixtures (Wall Packs) and Retrofit Kits: >= 30-75 input watts

$50

Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Fixtures (Wall Packs) and Retrofit Kits: >=75 input watts

$75

Parking Garage/Canopy Fixtures and Retrofit Kits < 30 input watts

$50

Parking Garage/Canopy Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: 30-75 input Watts or 2,000-5,000 Lumens

$50

Parking Garage/Canopy Fixtures and Retrofit Kits > 75 input watts OR > 5,000 lumens

$75

Outdoor FLOOD and SPOT fixtures ACCENT or Architectural: <= 1,000 lumens

$10

Outdoor FLOOD and SPOT fixtures ACCENT or Architectural: 1001-4000 lumens

$10

Outdoor FLOOD and SPOT fixtures ACCENT or Architectural: > 4,000 lumens

$20

 

 

Residential Rebates

The DCSEU has partnered with local retailers through D.C. to offer discounts on energy-efficient LED bulbs for as low as $0.95. With a variety of color temperatures, bulb types and brightness, residents can find the perfect bulb for every area of the home.

ENERGY STAR qualified LEDs can use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, which can save you about $65-$100 per year in energy lighting costs. They also last 25 times longer, which means less time and money spent on replacement bulbs. There has never been a better time to save energy and cut down utility costs!

 

As you can see, making the switch to LED lighting is easy and affordable for District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility customers. It is the most economical choice in any home or construction project/renovation. No matter which you choose, LEDrock is here to provide you with qualified LED lighting and resources to help you get started on your lighting project, so give us a call today at 303-900-3325!