Lighting Retrofit

Replace your lighting for energy and cost savings

Switching your light bulbs to more energy-efficient options, like light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs), is one of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bill. And our lighting program helps you save even more with instant rebates at select retailers.

How it works

Rebates are available based on the type of energy-efficient lighting you install and are calculated per watt saved. For example, replacing an incandescent bulb with a screw-in LED bulb will rebate you $0.20 per watt saved.

  • Residential customers may qualify for hardwired retrofit replacement lighting when rebate amount will exceed $20. Screw-in lighting rebates are not available except through
    in-store point-of-sale rebates. In-store rebates are available through select retailers in our service area and available at heavily discounted purchase prices. No paperwork required!
  • Commercial customers may qualify for all rebates.

View the tables below to see eligible replacement technologies and rebate details. Rebates for lighting controls are based on connected wattage of lighting load to the control technology.

Rebate rates are effective as of January 1, 2021. We reserve the right to change rebates at any time.

Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
Screw-in type LED interior (with and without removal prevention devices) 20¢
Screw-in type LED exterior (with and without removal prevention devices) 10¢
Hard-wired compact fluorescent 60¢
Hard-wired LED interior 60¢
Hard-wired LED exterior 40¢
Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
Low-watt T8 fluorescent fixtures (with lamps rated at 28-watts or less) 5¢/watt installed
Hard-wired LED fixtures 60¢
Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
Hard-wired LED interior 60¢
Hard-wired LED exterior 40¢
Screw-in LED interior 40¢
Screw-in LED exterior 20¢
Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
Hard-wired LED interior 60¢
Hard-wired LED exterior 40¢
Screw-in LED interior 40¢
Screw-in LED exterior 20¢
Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
High-efficiency exit lighting
(Based on maximum demand reduction of 20 watts/fixture)


$200 per connected kW

Replacement fixture Rebate per watt saved
Low-watt T8 lamp retrofit 40¢
LED lamp-only retrofit 40¢

If you’re building a new facility, we also offer rebates for installing high-efficiency lighting for new construction projects.

Program eligibility and details

Qualifying high-efficiency lighting technologies include the technologies included in the tables above. To receive rebates on these technologies you’ll need to adhere to these requirements:

  • Rebates cannot exceed 75% of your total lighting labor and material costs. The minimum rebate is $20.
  • All rebates over $4,500 must be preapproved.
  • Reflectors cannot be used in conjunction with delamping, unless the fixture has completely been retrofitted including ballast and energy-efficient qualifying lamps. Reflector rebates apply to preformed reflectors only. Reflectors must permanently be installed in the fixture, have a minimum 4-year warranty, have documented UL approval submitted with receipts, and result in the permanent removal of fluorescent lamps from the existing fixture and repositioning of the remaining lamps. Installing reflectors should maintain satisfactory lumen-level output.
  • Rebates for LED lamps are based on the difference between the wattage of the LED bulb being installed and the incandescent wattage it's replacing.
  • Lighting equipment must be purchased and installed, and rebate forms submitted, prior to December 31 to receive your rebate within the same calendar year.
  • We reserve the right to inspect any installation.
  • There may be disposal costs associated with proper recycling of lighting technologies. These costs are your responsibility.

We may deny any rebate that does not meet these program guidelines. The program may be discontinued or modified at any time.

Lighting Retrofit Terms & Conditions

Purchase and disposal tips

  • Not all LED products are manufactured equally. Consult ENERGY STAR for products meeting ENERGY STAR requirements or visit the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) for details on DLC-qualified products. We do not endorse or imply any guarantees on any lighting products.
  • Disposal of fluorescent lamps, high-intensity discharge lamps, and ballasts must follow regulatory requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Fluorescent lamps and ballasts cannot be disposed of as municipal waste. You should avoid breaking or crushing old fluorescent lamps and store them safely for recycling.

Apply for your rebate

Work with your lighting vendor or contact an Energy Management Representative for assistance in calculating rebates or selecting energy-efficient lighting products.