Lighting Commercial Rebates

  • Rebate amount: Ranging from $1 to $88 per bulb

Commercial Rebate items, amounts and efficiency requirements are changing effective April 1, 2018. Click here for a preview of the new rebate structure.

See a complete list by item, updated as of December 1, 2016.

Improving your business’s lighting is an easy way to save energy and earn rebates from our program. Commercial customers can earn anywhere from $1 to $88 per lighting fixture, depending on the type of bulb and efficiency. Improving lighting in some facilities can even help improve workforce productivity.

Eligibility and required documentation

  • Commercial rebates are available to all LG&E and KU electric commercial customers who contribute to Demand Side Management as part of their monthly bill. Businesses must operate for a minimum of 1,800 hours annually.
  • Equipment must have been purchased on or after April 1, 2008.
  • All fixtures, ballasts, and lamps installed must replace existing equipment that is less efficient.
  • Any LED lamps or ballasts must be UL-certified plus certification in one of the following: ENERGY STAR® certified or listed on the Design Lights Consortium qualified list. Exception may be made if lamp/ballast is in the process of being qualified by DLC. If this is the case, provide results of testing.
    • Please note: Some LED products are no longer on the Design Lights Consortium Qualified Products list. Products removed from this list will be eligible for rebates through May 1, 2018. After this date, products will no longer be eligible for LG&E and KU’s Commercial Rebate Program. Please check or call Franklin Energy at 855-878-1496 with questions.
  • All fluorescent fixtures must utilize electronic ballast and T8 lamps and T5 lamps.
  • Ballasts must have a power factor greater than 90%.
  • Ballasts, harmonic distortion shall not exceed 20%. For 8’ fluorescent ballasts, the total harmonic distortion must not exceed 30%.
  • Lighting circuits must be installed with a neutral wire that has the same size conductor as the line load.
  • All fixtures, lamps and ballasts must be UL-certified and meet all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Both ballast and lamp must meet CEE guidelines. For more information, please go to
  • Eligible T8 and T5 High Bays must have specular/mirror-like reflectors, high-power factor ballasts, fixture efficiency greater than 90%, and the manufacturer spec sheet must indicate that it is a High Bay Fixture. Must replace existing HID fixture to qualify.
  • Calculation for Sensor Rebate = 0.04 cents x total qty installed x installed lamp wattage per room/area being controlled.
  • LED exit signs must use 8 watts or less, including the battery charger, when active. They must meet State Fire Marshal code and be UL-rated.
  • Rebates for pulse start metal halide fixtures are for 320W pulse start metal halide lamp/ballast combinations. In a retrofit application, the fixture must be hard-wired ballast retrofit or new fixture. Screw in retrofit lamps do not qualify. Pulse start lamp wattage must be lower than existing probe start lamp wattage.
  • Tubular skylight requires at least one light fixture per light tube that must be controlled by a “daylight” sensor.

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Be sure to have your account number and tax ID or social security number handy. Contractors, vendors and energy service companies may apply by phone.


LG&E and KU Energy LLC reserves the right to revise program requirements and incentive levels at any time. Incentives are subject to availability.