Business Lighting Incentive Program

Earn incentives on energy-efficient lighting

Lighting can amount to more than 40% of your business' total energy usage, which is why energy-efficient lighting yields long-term savings. No matter your business' size, our Business Lighting Incentive Program has flexible options to help you affordably upgrade your lighting.

Additional Business Lighting offerings include:

  • Business Lighting Tenant Improvement: Earn incentives for tenant improvement projects that incorporate energy-efficient lighting and control strategies. Read more about this program here.
  • Business Lighting New Construction: Earn incentives for new construction projects that incorporate energy-efficient lighting and control strategies that are better than energy code requirements. Read more about this program here.

What you get

Interior and exterior lighting incentives
New LED fixtures
Electric$0.30 per kWh

LED fixtures with automatic controls
Electric$0.50 per kWh

Interior LLLC fixtures (within daylight zones)
Electric$100 per fixture bonus

Interior LLLC fixtures (outside of daylight zones)
Electric$50 per fixture bonus

Existing Interior LED fixtures with added LLLC
Electric$50 per fixture bonus

Interior NLC fixtures
Electric$50 per fixture bonus

Advanced Exterior Lighting Control (AELC)
Electric$75 per fixture bonus

Existing exterior LED fixtures with added AELC
Electric$50 per fixture bonus

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

TLED lamps when replacing fluorescent lamps
Electric$4 each

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

Street lighting incentives
New LED fixtures
Electric$0.30 per kWh

LED fixtures with automatic controls
Electric$0.50 per kWh

The kWh incentive is for first-year savings and is limited to 70% of total project cost. A complete list of qualifications can be found on the “Terms and Conditions” tab of the Business Lighting Application.

How you qualify

To be eligible for our 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 Business Lighting application.
  • You must sign and return the grant agreement AND receive pre-approval from PSE before any work begins on the project.
  • A complete list of qualifications can be found on the “Terms and Conditions” tab of the Business Lighting application.

Equipment requirements

Before planning your 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 greater than or equal to 0.9; manufacturer's warranty greater than or equal to 5 years). You must submit a manufacturer’s specification sheet for every incentive-eligible light fixture.

How you apply

To be pre-approved for a Business Lighting incentive:

  • Download and complete the current Business Lighting Standard Application.
  • Submit the following items to
    1. Business Lighting standard or simple application (.XLSX)
    2. Printed and signed signature page from the application (.PDF)
    3. A signed and completed current taxpayer identification form (IRS form W-9 Rev 2024)
    4. The manufacturer specification sheets of all lighting products included in the project (.PDF’s)

After PSE reviews and approves your application, you will receive a grant agreement (a contract), which must be signed and returned to PSE within 90 days of receipt to ensure your application and incentive amount are 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 small-scale lighting upgrades, find out if our Lighting to Go instant discounts can also help.

Program Partners

PSE Business Lighting Incentive (BLi) Program Partners are familiar with the PSE Business Lighting program including the proper Application processes and procedures. PSE, its staff, or any of its affiliates, do not guarantee a grant will be approved by using a BLi Partner. This list of lighting professionals is provided for customer convenience and information only. This list of companies is updated regularly to provide our customers with the most up-to-date list available.

Additional information

Interior and exterior lighting project types

Retrofit lighting 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 improvement, commercial new construction and other 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. Tenant improvement lighting projects use the 2015 WSEC (drawings required showing space and area square footage), and new construction lighting projects use the 2018 WSEC (drawings required showing space and area square footage).

Incentive value

All projects and incentives require Business Lighting review and written approval. Final incentive amount is determined by the Business Lighting team.

Street lighting

Incentives apply to equipment and installation.

If you’re 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 listed above.

Unmetered accounts use a separate application. Please contact us at before filling out the application if you're unsure of your meter status. 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 doing a multifamily common area lighting project, please contact the Multifamily Retrofit program team at

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

Questions? Get in touch with us at

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Case studies

Squalicum High School: Learn how this Bellingham school upgraded to LEDs and controls throughout, earning a $146k incentive.

Enumclaw High School: Adding lighting controls to new LED fixtures helped Enumclaw High School attain greater lighting flexibility, more energy savings and a valuable incentive from PSE.

PSE office space: With Luminaire Level Lighting Controls, PSE increased its own energy savings by 72%.

Central Kitsap Food Bank: See how lighting improvements helped Central Kitsap Food Bank feed more than just the community.

Outdoor lighting: West Valley Business Park saved big with exterior lighting upgrades and Business Lighting incentives.

Retail businesses: Northwest Chevrolet and Ace Hardware are lit up from big savings.

Athletic clubs: Local athletic clubs strengthened their bottom line with PSE’s Business Lighting program.

School gymnasiums: PSE helps Snoqualmie Valley and Oak Harbor high schools shine brighter and save more.