Business Lighting Incentive Program


Earn incentives on energy-efficient lighting

Your lighting can amount to more than 40 percent of your business's energy usage. Switching to energy-efficient lighting can yield long-term savings. No matter your business's size, PSE's Business Lighting Incentive Program has flexible options to help you affordably upgrade your lighting.

2022 Program

New for 2022, PSE adds Tenant Improvement lighting projects and Commercial New Construction lighting projects to the Business Lighting Application!

  • Retrofit lighting projects – existing lighting is the baseline (existing lighting must be confirmed by PSE before work begins)
  • Tenant Improvement lighting projects – Washington State Energy Code is baseline (drawings required showing space/area square footage)
  • Commercial New Construction lighting projects – Washington State Energy Code is baseline (drawings required showing space/area square footage)

The total value of your business lighting incentive will depend on the first year energy savings of your project.

All projects require PSE Business Lighting Application review and written approval before incentive is approved.


What you get

Business Lighting
New LED fixtures
Electric$0.25 per kWh

LED fixtures with automatic controls
Electric$0.10 in additional per kWh

Interior LLLC fixtures
Electric$75 per fixture bonus

Exterior Networked Lighting Control (NLC)
Electric$75 per fixture bonus

Lighting components, CFL-LED lamps, HID-LED lamps
Electric$0.17 per kWh

TLED lamp when replacing a fluorescent lamp
Electric$4 each

TLED lamp when replacing a TLED lamp, with a minimum of 5W of savings per lamp
Electric$2 each

Street Lighting
New LED fixtures
Electric$0.25 per kWh

LED fixtures with automatic controls
Electric$0.10 in addition per kWh

kWh incentive is for the first year savings and is limited to 70 percent of total project cost.
Download the Quick Reference Guide for detailed program requirements.


How to apply

2022 program

To be approved for a conservation incentive, all projects require PSE written approval before incentive is approved:


After PSE reviews and approves the Application, you will be sent a Grant Agreement (a contract) which must be signed and returned to PSE within 90 days of receipt to ensure your Application and the incentive amount is approved.

Project installation may not proceed until PSE receives the signed grant agreement and returns or confirms a fully executed grant agreement.

The total value of your business lighting incentive depends on the size and scope of your project.

For smaller-scale lighting upgrades, see if PSE's Lighting To Go instant discounts can also help.

Do I qualify?


Equipment requirements
Equipment requirements

Before planning your business lighting upgrade, be sure to verify that you're only using new, incentive-eligible lighting products.


All fixtures, retrofit kits and lamps must meet PSE minimum specifications (UL, ETL or equal listing, Power Factor > 0.9, Manufacturer's warranty > 5 years). A manufacturer’s specification sheet is required to be submitted for every incentive eligible light fixture.

Project requirements
Project requirements

To be eligible for PSE's business lighting incentives:

  • Your business site must be within PSE's electric service area.
  • You must be a current PSE business electric customer.
  • You must complete the current 2022 Business Lighting Application.
  • You must sign and return the grant agreement AND be given approval to start before any work begins on the project.


2022 qualifications

For help verifying your qualifications, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All qualifications can also be found on the “Terms and Conditions” tab of the 2022 Business Lighting Application.


Additional information

Business Lighting incentives apply to:

Retrofit Projects

Fixtures, lamps and controls installed in existing interior and exterior applications. Existing lighting is the baseline for energy savings. Confirmation of the existing lighting is required before removal.

Tenant Improvement and Commercial New Construction lighting Projects

Fixtures, lamps and controls installed in tenant, commercial new construction, and projects where the existing lighting has been removed before PSE application review. Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) lighting power allowance (LPA) is the baseline for energy savings.

Incentive Value

Application review by PSE is required to determine final incentive.



Street Lighting

Incentives apply to equipment and installation.

If you are planning a street lighting retrofit or new street lighting installation we need to confirm if you are on a metered or unmetered account. Metered projects use the Business Lighting Application and follow the instructions above.

Unmetered accounts use a separate application. Please contact us at streetlightingincentives@pse.com before filling out the application if you are unsure if the lights are on a metered or unmetered account. All unmetered (flat rate schedule) street lights must be coordinated with PSE Pole Services.



Multifamily building retrofit*

Multifamily common area lighting projects use a different application than business lighting. If you are performing a multifamily common area lighting project, please contact the multifamily team at multifamilyretrofit@pse.com.

* "Multifamily" applies to common areas of a campus or building with five or more attached dwelling units.


If you need help with your application, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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