Income Qualified Lighting
Increased rebates are available for efficient lighting projects in eligible affordable housing, clinics, and shelters serving DC residents.
The DCSEU provides increased lighting rebates for a wide range of new, energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls to affordable housing, clinics, and shelters serving income-qualified DC residents. Quality, efficient lighting lowers energy and maintenance costs, freeing up funds for other client services and building upgrades.
|Lighting Controls (Occupancy Sensors & Daylight Sensors)||Rebate|
|Wall-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 50 watts Controlled||$20|
|Fixture-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 30 watts Controlled||$30|
|Remote-Mounted Occupancy Sensor: Minimum 150 watts Controlled||$30|
|Fixture-Mounted Daylight Sensor: Minimum 30 watts Controlled||$20|
|Remote-Mounted Daylight Sensor: Minimum 150 watts Controlled||$40|
|Integrated Occupancy Sensor for LED Fixtures: Minimum 20 watts Controlled||$20|
|Integrated Occupancy and Daylight Sensor for LED Fixtures: Minimum 20 watts Controlled||$30|
|LED Pin and Screw Based Lighting||Rebate|
|ENERGY STAR® Directional R/BR/PAR 38-40||$15 / Bulb|
|ENERGY STAR® Directional R/BR/PAR 30||$15 / Bulb|
|ENERGY STAR® Directional (R/PAR 20)||$15 / Bulb|
|ENERGY STAR® (MR / PAR 16)||$15 / Bulb|
|ENERGY STAR® Omnidirectional (A-Type or Globe)||$9 / Bulb|
|ENERGY STAR® (Candle / Decorative)||$9 / Bulb|
|DLC Four-Pin LED Replacement Lamp||$9 / Bulb|
|Interior LED Lighting||Rebate|
|Recessed & Surface/Pendant-Mounted Downlight Fixtures||$45|
|Track Lighting Fixtures (Per Fixture Head) - Screw and Pin Based products not eligible under this category||$45|
|Portable Desk/Task Light Fixtures||$45|
|Undercabinet Shelf-Mounted Task Light Fixtures||$15|
|Refrigerated Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)||$15|
|Freezer Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)||$15|
|Display Case Light Door Fixtures (per linear foot)||$15|
|Ambient Light Fixtures||Rebate|
|2' x 2' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)||$45|
|2' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)||$45|
|1' x 4' Ambient Light Fixtures (Recessed, Surface and retrofit kits are eligible; Lamp and lamp style retrofit kits are EXCLUDED)||$45|
|LED Surface and Suspended Linear Fixtures||$45|
|HIGH & LOW BAY Fixtures||$120|
|DLC® Replacement Lamps (Tubes) < 1,200 lumens||$6 / Tube|
|DLC® Replacement Lamps (Tubes) >= 1,200 lumens||$9 / Tube|
|Exterior LED Lighting (see application for qualifying DLC classifications)||Rebate|
|LED Exterior Fixtures <= 5,000 lumens||$90|
|LED Exterior Fixtures 5,001-10,000 lumens||$120|
|LED Exterior Fixtures 10,001-15,000 lumens||$150|
|LED Exterior Fixtures > 15,000 lumens||$240|
|HID Replacement Lamps||Rebate|
|LED HID Replacement Lamps <= 5,000 lumens||$10|
|LED HID Replacement Lamps 5,001-10,000 lumens||$20|
|LED HID Replacement Lamps 10,001-15,000 lumens||$30|
|LED HID Replacement Lamps > 15,000 lumens||$50|
All projects must be submitted for pre-approval prior to the purchase of equipment. Applications that are not submitted for pre-approval are not guaranteed to receive rebates from the DCSEU.
“Low-Income Households” are households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”).
"Low-Income Communities" can be classified as Multifamily Buildings, Clinics, or Shelters that serve low-income households. “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either (a) a building where the owner or occupant meets the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (b) a multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (c) buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, or (d) buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.
Total rebates are limited to $100,000 per location, per fiscal year. View all the Terms and Conditions.
Apply For Rebates
To apply for rebates, carefully follow the steps below:
- Download the rebate application (xlsx). Projects must use the current application.
- Submit your application for pre-approval.
- Receive confirmation of pre-approval and reservation of funds from the DCSEU.
- Submit your invoices and other required documents to the DCSEU via IncomeQualified@dcseu.com. Within five days of submitting final documents, you must provide the DCSEU access to your facility for inspection. The purchase and installation of materials must take place during the 90 day reservation period. Materials purchased 6 months prior to receiving pre-approval letter are not eligible for this program.
- Receive your rebate check from the DCSEU after your project has been inspected. Please allow up to 60 days for receipt of your rebate.
For questions about equipment rebates, or for questions about embarking on energy efficiency upgrades in your income-qualified facility, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.