Lighting Fixtures and Controls

Lighting represents a large portion of electrical consumption for commercial and industrial buildings. Delmarva Power’s lighting and controls incentives provide benefits you see right away, such as: energy savings, improved lighting quality, and enhanced productivity, as well as experiencing the long term benefit of having longer-lasting lamps that will reduce your maintenance expense. Whether you are upgrading existing fixtures or looking at new emerging lighting technologies, most likely there is a Delmarva Power lighting incentive that will reward you for making the right decision

Delmarva Power’s lighting incentives are designed to encourage the replacement of less efficient incandescent, high-intensity discharge (HID) and previous generation fluorescent technologies with the latest in high performance T8 and T5 lamps and ballasts, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED) technologies. Standard incentives are available for new fixture, relamp and reballast and many fixture retrofit scenarios using these highly efficient lamps and ballasts in your existing building, and Alternative incentives may be available for non-Standard lighting technologies.

T12 Lighting Phase Out – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program develops energy conservation standards for consumer products and commercial equipment, and establishes rules for fluorescent and incandescent lamps including T12s. DOE’s lighting ruling phases out the manufacturing of T12 lamps starting in July 2012. If you would like to learn more about the new standards and the current incentives available through the C&I Energy Savings Program, check out T12 Lighting Phase Out.

Lighting Controls can further increase your energy savings, by automatically turning fixtures on and off, or by simply dimming the light output when natural light sources are available.

Program incentives are available in two categories for existing buildings:
  • Standard: Intended for upgrade or replacement of existing fixtures. You receive incentives for new fixtures, relamping and reballasting, or delamping and retrofitting when using program approved fixtures, lamps, ballasts and components. Great for improving the lighting quality in an area or simply making each of your present fixtures more energy efficient by using T8, T5, compact fluorescent and LED technologies. Occupancy sensors and daylight controls with continuous or step-dimming capability can be incorporated into your design on an individual or group basis.
  • Alternative: Designed for projects that do not qualify under the Standard category because of the type of fixture chosen. Whether it’s a new lamp technology simply a lighting fixture type that is not offered in one of the Standard categories, the Alternative measure approach can provide an incentive if it meets the program qualifications. The proposed system must demonstrate energy savings, meet the program’s quality and efficiency standards, and pass certain program-specified cost-effectiveness criteria. Our Program Office will review and analyze data on the existing and proposed fixtures, operating schedules, material and labor replacement costs, fixture cut sheets and testing reports to determine if an incentive will be available.

How to Participate

The Program Eligibility and Application Process

TheStandard and Alternative Lighting Application and Workbook provides specific program participation details, guidelines, and requirements.

All project applications require pre-approval from the program.

Use the following tip sheet to assist in the completion of the Standard and Alternative Lighting Application Workbook to ensure your application is processed as quickly and efficiently as possible Standard and Alternative Lighting Application Tip Sheet.

If you have questions, call or email our customer service office, below, and a program representative will be able to assist you.

C&I Energy Savings customer service: 1-866-353-5799

These programs support EmPOWER Maryland administered by the Maryland Energy Administration.