How Will the New DLC 5.0 Standard Affect Rebates?

In February, the Design Lights Consortium (“DLC”) finalized the technical specifications for the next generation of LED products. These new requirements, versions 5.0 and 5.1, are designed to help usher in new levels of energy efficiency, light quality, and controllability. The DLC

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BriteSwitch LED Rebates by the Numbers (Infographic)

LED rebates significantly cut the cost of installing LED lighting in commercial facilities. Using our RebateProTool, we took an in-depth look at the rebate opportunities currently available in the US and Canada. Learn more about funding levels, program timing, and average

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How Rebate Programs Are Responding to COVID-19

As we all struggle to deal with the implications of the past few weeks, we wanted to provide insight into how the rebate programs are being affected by the pandemic. The main topics to keep in mind are…. Most programs

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Businesses Across the US Can Get Rebates for Installing LED Lighting

LED lighting can save a lot of energy but also qualify for valuable rebates. The problem is they can be hard to find and a pain to get. Rebates and incentives can be from the power company, municipality, state, a

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Where Are the Best Areas for Lighting Rebates?

The number one question we get is, “Where are the best lighting rebates in the country?” This question makes sense. Customers with multiple locations, nationwide distributors, and contractors all want to focus on those regions with the highest rebates. Unfortunately,

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5 States with the Most Interest in Rebates

Over the past year, the top 5 states where customers were looking for rebates are CA, PA, TX, NY and IL. While these 5 states were the most searched for states in the past year, there is a high amount

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Orion Lighting and BC Energy Solutions Complete LED Lighting Upgrade Project

Orion Energy Systems (Orion Lighting), LED lighting and energy project solutions provider, and Arizona based energy solutions firm BC Energy Solutions, announced that they have completed US$4.9 million in LED lighting upgrade projects across nine states in the U.S. funded

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Networked Lighting Controls & Rebates by BriteSwitch

Since the addition of a networked lighting controls category to the Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) list in 2016, it has been seen by many as the next big thing in lighting. According to DLC, these controls can save 35% or more

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Higher Rebates for LED Fixtures, Lower Rebates for Replacement Lamps

Last year, we saw LED rebates start to level out after years of declining rebate amounts. This year, we were surprised to see that the average rebate amounts for LED products actually increased. According to our RebatePro database, rebates for

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Segment Outlook 2019: Education and Outdoor/Street Lighting by Susan Bloom

From utility rebates and new ANSI standards to an increasing emphasis on human-centric lighting, manufacturers share their predictions for the Education and Outdoor/Street Lighting segments in 2019 and what distributors need to know to maximize their participation. Will the new

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ENERGY STAR Calling All Deals/Rebates for the 2018 Holiday Promotion

This year, our plan is to do a big push on ENERGY STAR right before the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday gift-shopping weekend that will drive traffic to a holiday web page featuring numerous ENERGY STAR certified

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Rebates for LEDs Are Available Across the Country

Depending on your location, you may be eligible for a sizeable rebate when installing LED solutions in your existing facility or new construction project. Rebate programs often have requirements products must meet in order to qualify. They may require a

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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. While there’s no clear-cut answer, BriteSwitch can

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8’ DLC Tube Category Brings New Rebate Options

While 4’ fixtures represent a large portion of the commercial market, many people don’t realize there are many 8′ fixtures out there. In industrial, education and retail applications, 8’ fixtures are fairly common with some of them still being T12.

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Utility Rebates for Networked Lighting Controls by Craig DiLouie

In May 2016, the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) released V.1.0 of its Networked Lighting Control Systems Specification, which formed the basis of a new Qualified Lighting Products List (QPL). As of August 2017, more than 20 utilities and energy efficiency programs

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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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