Commercial, Agricultural & Commercial New Construction Lighting Program Updates

Effective 1/1/2019

A new year is just around the corner, and with it Commercial Lighting program updates for early 2019.

We strive to make rebates easily accessible to all Vermonters and recognize that an instant point of purchase rebate reduces customer barriers. Efficiency Vermont will move two product categories from rebate forms into Smartlight’s instant discount program, and introduce a new rebate offer effective January 1st, 2019.  DLC LED Replacements for HID Lamps will be available through Smartlight as of 1/1 and removed from the Commercial Lighting rebate form. DLC LED Troffer Fixtures (1x4, 2x2, 2x4) will be available through Smartlight as of 1/1 and removed from both the Commercial Lighting and Agricultural Lighting & Equipment rebate forms. There is no change to retrofit kits, including troffer retrofit kits, which must continue to use the Commercial Lighting rebate form. Lastly, we will introduce a rebate for DLC qualified LED Four Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs effective January 1st. Please see below for further information.

Additionally, effective January 1st we will reduce the rebate for Dual Daylight & Occupancy Sensors from $40 to $30. Efficiency Vermont remains a strong supporter of Advanced Lighting Controls, including sensors, and continues to evaluate the best way to holistically approach these products. As always, we are grateful to our supply chain partners for sharing their observations and suggestions to best meet the needs of our shared customers.

Please let Steve Casey (scasey@veic.org) or Jasmine Rivest (jrivest@veic.org) know if you have any questions.

SMARTLIGHT Point of Purchase Rebates

  • New! Instant point of purchase discount available at participating distributors for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019 for DLC Troffers, DLC HID Replacement Lamps, DLC LED Four Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs.
    • Eligible Products: DLC Category: 1x4, 2x2, 2x4 Luminaires; DLC Mogul/E39-base* HID Types B&C; DLC Four-Pin Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs
      • *HID Lamps with an E26 base will continue the current exception process and are allowed on a case-by-case basis provided that the identical product with an E39 base is DLC certified.
    • Exclusions: Troffer Retrofit Kits (must continue to submit rebate form); DLC Mogul/E39-base HID Type A (inquire about custom commercial rebates); LED Two Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs (inquire about custom commercial rebates)
  • New! Troffers, HID replacement, four-pin base CFL replacement lamps will be available to both residential and commercial customers (including new construction projects) at participating Smartlight distributors. The existing Smartlight quantity limits of 250 per commercial project, 12 per residential transaction apply to these products.
  • Products sold on or after 1/1/2019 receive the following rebates:
New! SMARTLIGHT Point of Purchase Instant Discount
DLC Four Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs $3
DLC LED Troffer Fixtures (Not applicable for Retrofit Kits.  Retrofit Kits must continue to use the Rebate Form) $30
DLC LED Replacements for HID Lamps (Mogul/E39 DLC Types B & C; see above ‘Eligible Products’ for information on E26 bases) ≤ 5,000 lumens $20
5,001 – 10,000 lumens $40
10,001 – 15,000 lumens $80
> 15,000 lumens $100
  • Reminder / No Change: As always, commercial project quantities over 250 must go through custom program.
  • No other changes to Smartlight program or incentive amounts.

Commercial Lighting Rebate Form

  • Change: Dual Daylight & Occupancy Sensor rebate reduced from $40 to $30 for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019.
  • Change: Troffers & HID replacement lamps will be removed from Commercial Lighting rebate form for purchases made on or after 1/1/2019 as instant discount will be available through the Smartlight program, please see above for details. Retrofit kits, including troffer retrofit kits, must continue to use the Commercial Lighting rebate form.
    • Products purchased on or before 12/31/2018 must be installed and a rebate form must be submitted by 1/31/2019. These products will no longer be available on the online rebate submission tool as of 1/1/2019, thus customers must mail or e-mail their completed form.
  • Note: Troffers with Integrated Sensors; as of 1/1 troffers receive an instant discount at participating distributors, but a Commercial Lighting Rebate Form must be submitted separately to receive the rebate for any integrated sensors. We are evaluating ways to improve this process in 2019.
  • No other changes to Commercial Lighting Rebate program or incentive amounts.

Agricultural Lighting & Equipment Rebate Form

  • Change: Troffers will be removed from the Agricultural Lighting & Equipment rebate form for purchases made on or after 1/1/2019 as instant discount will be available through the Smartlight program,  please see above for details. Retrofit kits, including troffer retrofit kits, must continue to use the Agricultural Lighting & Equipment rebate form.
    • Products purchased on or before 12/31/2018 must be installed and a mailed or e-mailed rebate form must be submitted by 1/31/2019.
  • Reminder / No Change: as always, agricultural projects over 250 in quantity must go through custom program.
  • No other changes to the Agricultural Lighting & Equipment Rebate Form.

Commercial New Construction: Lighting

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