Save with Lighting

Upgrading your light bulbs and fixtures is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your utility bills. It also helps reduce your maintenance and operating costs. To make upgrading more affordable for your business, Tacoma Power has rebate programs that could cover up to 100% of your total project cost.

2020 Program Change Highlights

TLED
  • 2019 rebate amount – $4 per lamp
  • 2020 rebate amount – $2 per lamp
LED A-Bulb
  • 2019 rebate amount – $1 per lamp
  • 2020 rebate amount – $0
LED Exit Sign
  • 2019 rebate amount – $40
  • 2020 rebate amount – $20
Custom Small Business
  • 2019 rebate amount – $0.17 per kWh saved
  • 2020 rebate amount – $0.19 per kWh saved

Maximum paid

  • 2019 – 60% of installed cost
  • 2020 – 100% of installed cost
Custom General Business
  • 2019 rebate amount – $0.17 per kWh saved
  • 2020 rebate amount – $0.13 per kWh saved

Maximum paid

  • 2019 – 60% of installed cost
  • 2020 – 60% of installed cost

Program changes effective January 1, 2020. Projects are eligible for 2019 rebate amounts if application is received by December 31, 2019.

Rebate Eligibility Details

  • You must be a Tacoma Power customer served by a business rate.
  • You must submit an application with required documents and get approval from us before starting your project.
  • Eligible upgrades include:
    • Switching from Non-A-Lamp incandescent and CFL bulbs to LED fixtures and lamp replacements
    • Switching from fluorescent lamps to new LED fixtures, retrofit kits, or TLED lamps
    • Switching from HID to LED fixtures and lamp replacements
    • Switching from incandescent to LED exit signs
    • Installing occupancy, vacancy or daylight sensors, or other advanced lighting controls
  • LED fixtures and lamps must be listed on one of the following approved lists:

Rebate Process*

  • Contact our experts at (253) 502-8619 or BrightRebates@cityoftacoma.org to discuss your project and options. Verify if your business is classified as a small business (Class B) or is a general business customer (Class G or HVG).
  • Complete and submit a Bright Rebates application.
  • Find and hire a qualified contractor. Learn tips for hiring the best contractor for your project and review our list of lighting contractors who meet the qualifications to participate in our programs.

What Our Customers Say

To learn more about how rebates can help your company reduce its utility bill, see the following testimonials:

Watch how LED lighting technology helps Tacoma retailer Compass Rose create a beautiful shopping experience for customers while saving energy and money with Tacoma Power. 

Watch how Tacoma Power helps light America’s classic automobiles and helps patrons enjoy their experience while LeMay-America’s Car Museum saves money through energy-efficiency.

*Program requirements and rebate amounts are subject to change without notice. Tacoma Power does not endorse any particular contractor, manufacturer or product. Tacoma Power makes no express or implied warranties of these products.

Payment is subject to the terms and conditions of the rebate. Tacoma Power reserves the right to verify sales transactions and to inspect installations prior to issuing rebates. Incorrect or incomplete information may lead to a delay or cancellation of rebate processing.

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