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Lighting Efficiency for Trade Partners

Increase your sales of energy-saving lighting equipment with assistance from our Lighting Efficiency program. Our customers can earn rebates on a wide range of lighting efficiency projects including retrofits on existing systems, new building installations, custom applications and lighting redesign studies.

Customers can use our rebates to offset the cost of their lighting efficiency projects and speed up their payback. Help them reduce energy use while they increase the lighting quality in their business.


  • Boost your revenues of energy-saving lighting equipment
  • Increase the chance of selling high-end equipment earning higher margins
  • Help your customers save on monthly energy costs and offset the cost of higher-efficiency lighting, making it more affordable
  • Improve a facility or office’s lighting quality which can lead to healthier, happier and more productive employees
  • Redesign lighting to maximize the effectiveness of new, more efficient equipment
Limited Time: Bonus rebates on LED upgrades Limited Time: Bonus rebates on LED upgrades

Saving and Rebate Options

Customers can choose from six ways to lower their lighting costs and earn rebates:

Lighting retrofit rebates

Available for existing facilities of any size, these rebates offset the cost of installing new, more efficient lighting than what customers currently have.

New construction lighting rebates

Available for new facilities or those going through major renovations, we reward customers for choosing more efficient lighting than standard options.

Custom Efficiency lighting rebates

Available for energy-saving lighting projects not included in our prescriptive rebate program. Requires preapproval before equipment purchase and installation.

Lighting redesign studies and rebates

Can help determine the proper lighting levels for customers’ space. We help fund studies and offer cash rebates of up to $400 per kW saved when customers make recommended changes. Requires preapproval.

One-Stop Efficiency Shop

The One-Stop Efficiency Shop offers special rebates and services for small and mid-sized businesses with facility electric demand of 400 kW or less. To verify your customer qualifies and to get started on your project, contact the One-Stop Efficiency Shop administered by the Center for Energy and Environment at 612-244-2427 or by email.

Instant LED lamp rebates

Customers can purchase LED lamps through qualified distributors at a discounted price. Current Instant Rebate levels are available here. For information on becoming a distributor, contact Beth Neiss at CLEAResult at 612-508-8167 or by email.

Don’t see your equipment listed? Contact one of our energy advisors at 855-839-8862 or to find out how much your customer’s rebate may be worth.


To qualify, customers must have a valid Xcel Energy business account in our Minnesota electric service territory. Please read through the individual applications for other participation qualifications and equipment eligibility.

How to Get Started

View the appropriate rebate applications below to help your customers get started.

  1. Lighting Retrofit Rebate Application (PDF)
  2. New Construction Rebate Application (PDF)
  3. Custom Efficiency Rebate Application (PDF)
  4. Redesign Study Preapproval Application (PDF)
  5. Contact the Center for Energy and Environment at 612-244-2427 or by email.
  6. Contact CLEAResult at 260-458-1930 or by email.

Other: LED Traffic Signal Rebate Application (PDF)

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding our lighting rebates, please contact your Xcel Energy trade representative, or contact our Business Solutions Center at 855-839-8862 or

Tools and resources to help you and your customers with your lighting projects:

LED Rebate Information Sheet (PDF)
One-Stop Efficiency Shop Information Sheet (PDF)
Custom Efficiency Lighting Evaluation Worksheet (XLS) 
ENERGY STAR LED Lamp List (external link)
ENERGY STAR LED Light Fixtures (external link)
ENERGY STAR LED Commercial Downlight Luminaires; only downlight products listed qualify for rebates (external link - XLS)
DesignLight Consortium (external link)
Lighting Efficiency Information Sheet (PDF)
2021 Program Updates (PDF)

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