Website home about our city

Tip #194

Take advantage of daylight from windows and skylights.

More Tips

Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Lighting Rebates

Cash Incentives for Energy-Efficient Lighting
Receive cash incentives for lighting retrofits in existing buildings, helping reduce electric bills and improve lighting quality.

Get Started
For both simple and custom lighting, fill out the application:

Check out the quick reference guide (PDF 1.3MB) for federal light bulb legislation.

Incentives are based on the wattage reduction from the new to old lighting equipment and typically cover 25-50% of the project cost.

Fixture type $/Watt* $/Watt with
4 ft linear, 1 to 4 lamp, T12 /magnetic ballast 4 lamp


3 lamp $0.50  
1, 2 lamp $0.55  
8 ft linear, 1 to 4 lamp, T12 /magnetic ballast $0.60  
2, 4, to 8 ft linear, 1 to 4 lamp, T8 /standard
electronic ballast
$0.65 $0.75*
Screw-in CFLs No longer available
Retrofit kit or new fixture bonus $0.10 NA
Automatic Controls $0.75
LED replacement lamps $0.25
LED hardwire fixtures $0.75 NA
*w/ RFK new fixture bonus
All other retrofits and replacements - $0.40

Program Details

  • Incentives available until funds are expended.
  • Pre-approval required for projects with incentives estimated to be greater than $1,000.
  • High-efficiency ballasts are required.
  • Available for Fort Collins Utilities commercial electric customers.
  • Wattage reductions are calculated based on standard program equipment values (see applications).
  • All indoor and outdoor lighting is eligible.
  • Follow the specifications guide (PDF 628KB) for de-lamping retrofit projects.
  • Payment made upon project completion after submission of a signed application and copies of project-related invoices.
  • This program is a collaboration between Fort Collins Utilities and Platte River Power Authority.

Need help finding a contractor? The lighting contractor list can help you get started.

Click 'Account Login' above to access online bill pay.

Efficiency Works for your business. Learn about Fort Collins Utilities' services and incentives.