Francine Pitassi, one of Regency's Lighting Specialists, works with customers every day to find cost and energy saving lighting options for their applications. One topic she finds herself addressing often is that of lighting rebates. In this article, Francine helps answer some of the most common questions we receive centered around lighting rebates.
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If you're looking to retrofit to LED lighting, you're probably also looking at ways to cut costs. Rebates are a great option, but they may vary based on where you live or where your business is located.
Our friends at BriteSwitch help businesses take advantage of rebates available to them. The number one question they get is, "Where are the best lighting rebates in the country?"
How much energy does a light bulb use, and how does lighting affect your electricity bill? How much will a lighting retrofit save you? How do you begin to estimate the value of a potential lighting rebate?
There’s one common thread that runs through each of these questions: the difference between watts (W), kilowatts (kW), and kilowatt-hours (kWh). Calculating watts to kWh could help you understand the answers to the questions above.
Topics: Lighting rebates
Energy rebates can be a big boost for building improvement projects, like a lighting retrofit. But is the reward even worth the hassle?
BriteSwitch helps businesses across the United States and Canada to pinpoint and apply for utility rebates and tax incentive programs which will help them to save money. Regency has worked with BriteSwitch to help customers through the oft-difficult and tedious application process for such programs and lighting rebates.
Calculating energy savings and finding lighting rebates is no easy feat. You're often left searching on your own for seemingly impossible-to-find answers to your questions. Well, search no further. We've compiled a list of our top resources for energy savings and lighting rebate information.
When it comes to a lighting retrofit, you want to be able to accurately predict what kind of savings you’ll get after everything’s said and done. Accurate savings estimates make a deposit of trust and expertise in your account when you go to your boss for that next money-saving project.
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Utility rebates can be a blessing and a curse. While they may be the key to unlocking
Lighting rebate programs definitely fit the description above, but if you're willing to navigate the complexity, there are big-time rewards to be had.
The proliferation of energy efficient lighting options over the last decade has opened up a significant number of rebates that can really help to boost return on investment on your projects.
As in most industries, a handful of key standards and regulations exist in the lighting industry to help consumers make educated buying decisions.
We discussed this recently on this blog when we explained the importance of ENERGY STAR certified lighting products.
Another important certification: DLC.
Maybe you've seen that label around – "DLC listed" or "DLC approved."
What does that mean and how is that designation handed out?
DLC stands for DesignLights Consortium, and if a lighting product has earned certification from that organization, it signals a high level of energy efficiency.