LED lighting is a rapidly evolving technology that uses semiconductors to convert electricity into visible light, which offers so many advantages over traditional light sources. LEDs also differ from other light sources in that they emit light in a specific direction, instead of in all directions, making them not only efficient, but also well suited for downlighting applications.
LEDs use significantly less energy, last longer, turn on and off instantly and can be equipped with dimmers and motion controls for more energy savings. ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED lighting:
Uses at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent lighting.
Lasts 20 times longer than incandescent lighting and about two to five times longer than fluorescent lighting, reducing maintenance costs.
Produces very little heat, reducing cooling costs.
Does not flicker when dimmed or draw power while turned off.
Offers brightness equal to or greater than existing lighting technologies, with consistent light output and color quality.
Comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes to fit any décor and task.
Brings lighting systems up to date to meet new state and federal energy reduction requirements.
LED technology is beginning to surpass the quality and efficiency of existing lighting technologies—but not all LED lighting is created equal. That is why PG&E and other California utility companies are working to create programs that offer rebates for pre-qualified LED lamps and fixtures that meet stringent performance specifications such as those validated by third-party ENERGY STAR testing.
Earn incentives for replacing high-intensity discharge (HID), low-pressure sodium or incandescent outdoor fixtures typically used in parking lots, gas stations and outdoor parking structures with qualified LED fixtures.
Earn incentives for replacing fluorescent refrigerated and frozen food case lighting systems with qualified LED fixtures.
Frozen food and refrigerated display cases in supermarkets are typically illuminated by fluorescent sources. Although they are reasonably efficient and reliable, fluorescent sources operate best at indoor temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Light output for fluorescent lamps can drop by as much as 60 percent in cold temperatures. LED lighting, on the other hand, performs better as the temperature drops.
LED Display Case Lighting Benefits Reduced Energy Costs Higher energy efficiency and better performance at low temperatures allows LED case lighting to use up to 50 percent less energy than fluorescent systems. Additionally, LED systems emit less heat, which means the refrigeration compressor does not have to work as hard to remove heat as with fluorescent systems.
Improved Product Visibility LED fixtures efficiently direct the light where it is truly needed, eliminating wasteful light that spills out onto the floor. LEDs are also able to illuminate shelves in a more uniform manner.
Reduced Maintenance Costs A five-year warrantee and an estimated 50,000-hour useful life (significantly longer than fluorescents) can dramatically reduce costs associated with maintenance over the product lifetime.
Better for the Environment Apart from energy savings and long life, LED lighting contains no mercury. Also, its reduced energy consumption will aid in preventing unnecessary green house gas emissions associated with energy production.
Learn about how PG&E can help you save more with rebates.
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For all other inquiries, contact your local PG&E Account Representative or call our Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743 anytime you have a question about lighting or a lighting rebate.
Continuing technology improvements to LEDs have helped make some lighting applications far more cost effective and energy efficient.
Customized Retrofit Incentives: PG&E offers technical assistance and calculated incentives for replacing equipment to achieve energy efficiency, which can benefit your business by reducing energy costs and improving operations.
Replacing linear fluorescent lamps with T8 LED lamps, including those qualified by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC), does not qualify for calculated incentives.