Lighting Fixtures and Controls

Whether you are upgrading existing fixtures, looking at new emerging lighting technologies, or lighting controls, most likely there is an incentive that will reward you for making the right decision.

Program Details

Program incentives are available in two categories for existing buildings:

  • Standard: Standard measure incentives are available when using Program pre-approved fixtures, lamps, ballasts and components to replace and upgrade existing fixtures. This list includes new fixtures, relamping and reballasting, or delamping and retrofitting that can improve lighting quality or save energy by using T8, T5, compact fluorescent and LED technologies. In addition, incentives are available for occupancy sensors and daylight controls with continuous or step-dimming capability.
  • Alternative: Alternative measure incentives are designed for qualified lighting projects that are not on the Standard measures list. Whether it is new lamp technology or simply a lighting fixture type not offered in one of the Standard categories, the Alternative measure approach can provide an incentive if it meets 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 the existing and proposed fixtures, operating schedules, material and labor replacement costs, fixture cut sheets and testing reports to determine if an incentive is available.

How to Apply

Your eligibility and application process depends upon the size of your business and type of project. Select the appropriate type below for details about how to apply for this incentive.

Small Business
Customers with a monthly demand of 60 kW or less over the last 12 months

Medium/Large Business
Customers with a demand greater than 60 kW over the last 12 months

New Construction & Major Renovation Projects
Customer’s project scope is for construction of an entirely new structure or extensive alteration to the existing structure and replacement of HVAC systems and lighting


Have any questions about the incentives, your eligibility or how to apply? Contact us and we can help you get started today.

EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, go to