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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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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