How is DLC 4.2 Affecting Rebates?

Earlier this year, Design Lights Consortium (or “DLC”) implemented a new version of their LED specifications. They were meant to further advance LED technology in the marketplace and, for most LED products, it required improved efficacy (increased lumens per watt).

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Lighting Control Rebates Going Strong

The simplest and most popular type of incentive remains the prescriptive rebate, typically targeted to existing buildings. This type of rebate identifies a list of technologies and products that are found to provide suitable performance while saving energy. After installation,

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Rebate Coverage in US Hits Record High

Over the past few months, rebate organizations across the country have been busy updating their 2017 programs. According to our North American Rebate and Incentive database, 79% of the US is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program, the

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Where Are the Best Areas for Lighting Rebates?

Customers with multiple locations, nationwide distributors and contractors all want to focus on those regions with the highest rebates. Unfortunately it’s not an easy question to answer because rebates can vary so much. • The 3 States with the Highest

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Rebates for LED Tubes: Huge Opportunity But Hard to Get

As the efficiency of LED tubes has increased, and prices have come down considerably, we see an enormous amount of projects where T12 and T8 solutions are being replaced by LED tubes. There are 3 different types of LED tube

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Lighting Control Rebates Going Strong

About two-thirds (64%) of the United States is covered by prescriptive lighting rebates, according to BriteSwitch, http://briteswitch.com/index.html a rebate fulfillment company. These rebates can significantly reduce the installed cost of new lighting in existing buildings and improve payback by 20-25%,

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Rebate Trends for 2016 by BriteSwitch

Over the past few months, organizations across the country have been busy updating their 2016 rebate programs. Right now, 64% of the country is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program. We’ve noticed the following trends: • Record Number

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Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy in Nevada

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved cutting popular energy efficiency programs for Southern Nevada residents, programs that lowered the cost of residential LED lights, assisted customers with recycling their refrigerators and helped cover the cost of expensive high-efficiency pool

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5 Things You Should Know About Commercial Lighting Rebates

http://www.briteswitch.com 1) Wait for the green light – A majority of rebate programs require pre-approval before new materials are purchased and it may take 29 days on average. 2) Not all products are the same – Rebate programs usually have

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Does Your Replacement Lamp Qualify for California Utility Rebates?

CLTC is now the lead organization processing LED product report reviews for the upstream Residential Lighting Incentive Programs conducted by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. CLTC staff work with the utility Program Managers to identify product that will be considered for

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Retrofit Rebates Up to $150 per Fixture Now Available for LG Electronics Newest LED Troffers

LG Electronics announced that its new Sensor Connect LED wireless troffers are now qualified for rebates under the Massachusetts “Mass Save” retrofit program, designed to help commercial customers and facility managers replace aging, inefficient equipment with energy efficient alternatives. LG

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Making Rebates Simple

BriteSwitch can help you with the rebate process, from identifying if your locations qualify for rebates to getting the final rebate check. More than 3,000 electric utilities span the country, each potentially with different rebate programs and eligibility requirements. Even

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Rebates for LED T8 Replacements by BriteSwitch

At Lightfair last week, many manufacturers showcased new LED solutions to upgrade from T12 or T8 to LED solutions, whether new fixtures, retrofit kits or replacement lamps. The rebates for these solutions are off to a very strong start, but

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News Updates for the Week of July 15

1.      House Again Votes to Block Law Requiring Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs – A U.S. House vote Wednesday blocked enforcement of light bulb standards aimed at promoting the use of bulbs that are more energy efficient but also pricier.Rep. Michael Burgess,

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News Updates for the Week of March 18

1.      Ledmotive: Brilliant Innovation Video with LED Technology – Summary of a research idea conceived at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Lighting Group. This video explains the potential applications of a novel concept based on LEDs than uses a

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News Updates for the Week of December 19

1.      Congress Overturns Incandescent Light Bulb Ban – Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page

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News Updates for the Week of September 26

1.      Amid Paeans to Energy Efficiency, the World Is Getting Less Efficient – A new analysis by the Worldwatch Institute shows that global energy intensity—the amount of energy needed to produce a given unit of economic output—actually increased by 1.35%

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News Updates for the Week of July 25

1. U.S. DOE Releases Six Fact Sheets to Help Facilities Managers, State, and Local Energy Officials Benchmark Performance-Based Efficiency Improvements – The U.S. Department of Energy has released six fact sheets to assist American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grantees and

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News Updates for the Week of January 24th

1. EPA Makes Cleanup Tips for Broken CFL Bulbs ‘Much More Realistic’ – CFLs are known to pose some risks when they break, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has revised guidelines for their safe disposal. CFLs, sold for as

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News Updates for the Week of November 15

1. LEED Revision Tightens Energy-Efficiency Standards With New Credits, Categories – The first of two public comment sessions opened this week on changes proposed for the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. The update to

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