Commercial LED Rebates

Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc. (GCEA) and Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc. offer an LED commercial lighting program to provide an incentive for local cooperative businesses for:

  • Retrofitting existing lighting systems with energy-efficient LED systems
  • New construction LED lighting
  • Exterior wall mounted LED lighting
  • Exterior pole mounted LED lighting
  • Refrigerated case LED lighting
  • Interior lighting

LED-to-LED retrofits and LED message/signboards do not qualify.

Inspections

T-12 retrofits to LEDs require a pre and post-construction inspection to verify the number of T12 fixtures removed and LED fixtures installed. Please contact GCEA’s Energy Use Advisor at (970) 641-3520 to schedule the inspection.

Rebate Information

  • All LEDs must be 500 lumens or greater to qualify
  • Rebate amounts are limited at 50% of the material cost, up to the maximum amounts listed below and a maximum rebate amount of $20,000 per member account per year
  • All other nontraditional retrofit or new construction fixture types (not any of the types of lights listed in the following section) have a combined cap of $20,000 or 50% of total LED fixture cost per project/account (whichever amount is less) and is subject to review by Tri-State
  • Tri-State also determines the rebate amount for nontraditional fixtures

Rebates must be requested within 120 days of installation.

LED Lights

Pre-Set Amount by LED Replacement Type for Retrofit Commercial LED Lighting
  • 8 foot linear replacement lamp: $6
  • 4 foot HO linear replacement lamp: $4
  • 3 foot or 4 foot linear replacement lamp: $1.50
  • 2 foot linear replacement lamp: $1
  • U-bend replacement lamp: $2
  • LED rope (per foot): $1
  • Screw-in or pin-based lamps: $8
  • HID replacement up to 50 watts: $25
  • HID replacement 51 to 90 watts: $34
  • HID replacement 91 to 125 watts: $55
  • HID replacement great than 125 watts: $71
Pre-Set Amount by Fixture Type for Retrofit Commercial LED Lighting
  • Wraps: $10 per fixture
  • Troffers: $10 for 1 by 4 and 2 by 2, $17 for 2 by 4
  • 8 foot fixtures: $21 per fixture
  • Can lights: $14 per fixture for 6 inches or smaller, $51 per fixture for 8 inches or larger commercial lights
  • Low bay: $45 per fixture for 8 kelvin (K) to 10 K lumens
  • High bay: $70 per fixture for greater than 10 K lumens
  • Wallpack or sconce lights: $20 per fixture for 1 K to 2 K lumens, $60 per fixture over 2 K lumens
  • Bollard lights: $20 per fixture
  • Canopy lights: $56 per fixture
  • LED exit sings: $7 per sign
  • Vacancy/occupancy sensor: $15 per sensor
Pre-Set Amount by LED Replacement Type T-12 Retrofit Commercial LED Lighting
  • 8 foot linear replacement lamp: $12
  • 4 foot HO linear replacement lamp: $7
  • 3 foot or 4 foot linear replacement lamp: $3
  • 2 foot linear replacement lamp: $1
  • U-bend replacement lamp: $2
  • LED rope (per foot): $1
  • Screw-in or pin based lamps: $8
  • HID replacement up to 50 watts: $25
  • HID replacement 51 to 90 watts: $34
  • HID replacement 91 to 125 watts: $55
  • HID replacement great than 125 watts: $71
Pre-Set Amount by Fixture Type for T12 Retrofit Commercial LED Lighting
  • Wraps: $10 per fixture
  • Troffers: $15 for 1 by 4 and 2 by 2, $20 for 2 by 4
  • 8 Foot fixtures: $31 per fixture
  • Can lights: $14 per fixture for 6 inches or smaller, $51 per fixture for 8 inches or larger commercial lights
  • Low bay: $54 per fixture for 8 K to 10 K lumens
  • High bay: $90 per fixture for greater than 10 K lumens
  • Wallpack or sconce lights: $20 per fixture for 1 K to 2 K lumens, $60 per fixture over 2 K lumens
  • Bollard lights: $20 per fixture
  • Canopy lights: $56 per fixture
  • LED exit signs: $7 per sign
  • Vacancy/occupancy sensors: $15 per sensor
Pre-Set Amount by Fixture Type for New Construction Commercial LED Lighting

LED replacements do not qualify.

  • Wraps: $5 per fixture
  • Troffers: $5 for 1 by 4 and 2 by 2, $9 for 2 by 4
  • 8 Foot fixtures: $11 per fixture
  • Can lights: $7 per fixture for 6 inches or smaller, $25 per fixture for 8 inches or larger commercial lights
  • Low bay: $22 per fixture for 8 K to 10 K lumens
  • High bay: $35 per fixture for greater than 10 K lumens
  • Wallpack or sconce lights: $10 per fixture for 1 K to 2 K lumens, $30 per fixture over 2 K lumens
  • Bollard lights: $10 per fixture
  • Canopy lights: $28 per fixture
  • LED exit signs: $3 per sign
  • Vacancy/occupancy sensors: $8 per sensor
Refrigerated Cases LED Lighting

The Refrigerated Case Lighting Program has a cap of $3,000 or 50% of total LED fixture cost per project/account (whichever amount is less). Members can receive 50% of the material cost up to the following:

  • $60 per door for reach-in cases
  • $10 per linear foot for top lighting of multi-deck open cases
Pole Mounted LED Lighting

GCEA and Tri-State Generation and Transmission offer an exterior pole mounted LED lighting rebate program for new, retrofit, or non-maintenance replacement of permanent installations that are purchased by the member. The program is for pole-mounted lighting only; it does not apply to lighting directly attached to buildings, parking garages, or off-street pedestrian lighting, bollards, or lamps of less than 2,100 lumen output. Rebates are calculated based on the lower of the sum of the per-fixture values from the table below or 1/4 of the material cost for each head or retrofit kit, with a maximum rebate of $20,000 per project and member account per calendar year.

The following table refers to incentives for the Retrofit Commercial LED and T-12 Retrofit Commercial LED rebate programs:

Minimum Fixture Lumens to Receive the Incentive LED Lighting Incentive per Fixture (if smaller than 1/4 cost of head) Nominal Watts of Actual or Equivalent Metal Halide or HID Lamps (for general reference only!)
29,000 $475 1,000
13,000 $200 320 to 400
7,000 $130 250
5,000 $80 150 to 175
3,000 $55 100
2,100 $44 70 to 75

The following table refers to incentives for New Construction LED Lighting:

Minimum Fixture Lumens to Receive the Incentive LED Lighting Incentive per Fixture (if smaller than ¼ cost of head) Nominal Watts of Actual or Equivalent Metal Halide or HID Lamps (for general reference only!)
29,000 $238 1,000
13,000 $100 320 to 400
7,000 $65 250
5,000 $40 150 to 175
3,000 $28 100
2,100 $22 70 to 75

General Information:

  • Incentive only applies to the permanent installation of a new LED head that is purchased by the member.
  • HID screw-in replacement lamps or existing head retrofit kits do not qualify as Pole Mounted Lighting.
Eligibility & General Information
  • Businesses must be located within GCEA's service area and have a commercial account with GCEA to qualify for the incentive.
  • Rebates only apply to permanent installations purchased by the co-op business.
  • Invoice or receipt and spec sheets for project materials listing costs required.
  • One project per member-owner account per year.
  • LED-to-LED retrofits and LED message/signboards do not qualify.
  • LED back & edge light design will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applications will be reviewed after project is completed and verification will be based on the as-built information provided.

Please contact our Energy Use Advisor at (970) 641-3520 for more information.

Commercial LED Light Bulb Rebate Application

  • Applicant Information

  • Rebate Information

  • Bulbs costing $16 each or more
  • Bulbs costing less than $16 each
    • Copies of receipt or invoice
    • Copy of the packaging for each bulb type
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 30 MB.
    • Signature & Consent

    • Rebates will be mailed via check. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.