Commercial LED Rebates 

Recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that lighting accounts for 17% of commercial building’s energy use. Upgrading the lighting in a commercial building can therefore have a significant impact on the buildings’ operation costs.

To support this switch, LPEA offers rebates to our small and large commercial members installing energy-efficient LED lighting as retrofits or as new construction. This includes interior and exterior lighting including:

  • Occupancy sensors
  • Refrigerated case lighting
  • Grow lighting
  • LED exit signs

All lamps and fixtures must be DLC (Design Lights Consortium) or Energy Star Qualified 

Battery-powered, emergency-only lighting systems and motion-sensor driven exterior security lighting do not qualify 

LED-to-LED retrofits do not qualify for commercial LED rebates

There is a limit of one project per category (interior or exterior) and a project incentive of $20,000 maximum per year, per member.

Commercial LED Retrofit Rebates

Application instructions/requirements

  • Complete the form below. You will need to upload:
    • A copy of the paid invoice(s) for the LED lights listing the quantity and the equipment-only price per item.
    • Spec sheets for each type of LED light.
    • Completion date of the LED lighting installation.
    • 2-3 pictures of the LED lights installed.
    • IRS W-9 form. A W-9 is kept on file by LPEA as proof of allocation of funds. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the rebate recipient.
  • Submit applications within 90 days of purchase.
  • Installations must take place in LPEA’s service territory.
  • Enter the general account information for the retrofit project service location as requested on the first tab of the application form.
  • Enter the specific lighting installation information (LED product quantity and LED product cost to the account holder) on the second tab of the form. Based on this, the estimated kilowatt savings and rebate amount will be calculated.
  • The payback calculation is on the third tab. No input is required here. 

Once all forms and documentation are received, LPEA will perform a final site inspection.

Commercial LED Retrofit Rebate Form

Applications typically take 8-10 weeks to process and are remitted as a check. 

Having trouble submitting your rebate? E-mail us at rebates@lpea.coop or call Jon Kenney at (970) 382-3539.

Commercial LED New Construction Rebates

LPEA also offers lighting rebates for the installation of energy-efficient LED bulbs in new construction.

Application instructions/requirements

  • Complete the form below and submit it to rebates@lpea.coop along with:
    • A copy of the paid invoice(s) for the LED lights listing the quantity and the equipment-only price per item.
    • Spec sheets for each type of LED light.
    • Completion date of the LED lighting installation.
    • 2-3 pictures of the LED lights installed.
    • IRS W-9 form.
  • Submit applications within 90 days of purchase.
  • Installations must take place in LPEA’s service territory.
  • Enter the general account information for the retrofit project service location as requested on the first tab of the application form.
  • Enter the specific lighting installation information (LED product quantity and LED product cost to the account holder) on the second tab of the form. Based on this, the estimated kilowatt savings and rebate amount will be calculated.
  • The payback calculation is on the third tab. No input is required here. 

Once all forms and documentation are received, LPEA will perform a final site inspection. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Commercial LED New Construction Rebate Form

Applications typically take 8-10 weeks to process and are remitted as a check. 

Having trouble submitting your rebate? E-mail us at rebates@lpea.coop or call Jon Kenney at (970) 382-3539.

Disposal of Retrofitted Bulbs

As a reminder, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires all lighting materials be recycled and disposed of properly. Many commonly used light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and other metals, including fluorescent, compact fluorescent, high-pressure sodium, mercury vapor, and metal halide lamps.

Mercury-containing lamps generated by businesses and other non-household facilities, such as schools and government agencies, are regulated by the CDPHE as hazardous wastes. As such, these wastes must follow state hazardous waste regulations for proper management and disposal and cannot be disposed of in the trash. Doing so could result in a significant fine.

Local Bulb Recycling

  • Home Depot Durango: (970) 259-7954
  • Kroeger's Ace Hardware in Durango: (970) 247-0660
  • Bright Ideas Bulb Recycling (513) 504-6887. Collection route is once a month.
  • Safety Kleen: (800)323-5040. The collection route is two weeks.