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Lighting rebates

When upgrading commercial lighting, our rebates can help you offset the incremental cost of choosing high-efficiency lighting and save you money on your electricity costs for the long term.  

 Eligibility requirements*

  1. You must be a FortisBC or municipal** commercial, industrial or irrigation electricity customer.
  2. You must be an owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing commercial or industrial building or a builder/developer or owner of a new commercial or industrial construction project.
  3. Submit an application and supporting documentation no later than 365 days after the purchase date of the product(s) (as shown on the paid invoice) or installation date, whichever is first.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the terms and conditions.
**Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.

Product rebates

Most of the lighting products eligible for rebates must be listed with the DesignLights Consortium® or ENERGY STAR®. Not all lighting types qualify for rebates. Lighting rebates are categorized by purpose, location of installation and wattage. Click on a category to expand the list.

LED lamps
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED T8 lamp, 4ft (up to 13W) $5 per lamp
  • Retrofit projects only.
  • The fixture must be listed and approved by the Design Light Consortium (DLC) and categorized as indoor - linear replacement lamps.
LED T8 lamp, 4ft (14 to 22W) $5 per lamp
LED T5HO lamp, 4ft (up to 30W) $8 per lamp
LED 2 or 4 pin downlights (up to 14W) $7 per lamp
LED 2 or 4 pin downlights (15 to 20W) $10 per lamp
LED PAR style lamp (up to 12W) $8 per lamp
LED PAR style lamp (13 to 24W) $10 per lamp
LED BR style lamp (10 to 18W) $7 per lamp
LED MR16 style lamp (up to 7W) $8 per lamp
​LED HID screw-in replacement (up to 100W) ​​$20 per unit per lamp
  • Retrofit projects only.
  • Product must be listed and approved by the Design Light Consortium (DLC) and categorized as mogul (E39) screw-base replacements for HID lamps.
​LED HID screw-in replacement (up to 101W - 250W) ​$30 per unit per lamp
LED interior luminaires
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED interior troffer (up to 40W) $35 per luminaire
LED interior troffer (41 to 80W) $40 per luminaire
LED linear ambient luminaire (up to 50W) $40 per luminaire
  • The fixture must be listed and approved by the Design Light Consortium (DLC) and categorized as indoor - linear ambient luminaire with direct linear ambient luminaire as primary use.
LED linear ambient luminaire (51 to 100W) $50 per luminaire
LED ENERGY STAR fixture (up to 40W) ​$10 per unit per luminaire
LED low-bay luminaire (50 to 100W) $60 per luminaire
  • The fixture must be listed and approved by the Design Light Consortium (DLC), and categorized as indoor - high bay, with low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings as the primary use.
LED low-bay luminaire (101 to 150W) $70 per luminaire
LED high-bay luminaire (up to 200W) $90 per luminaire
LED high-bay luminaire (201 W to 250W) $120 per luminaire
LED high-bay luminaire (251 to 300W) $150 per luminaire
LED exterior and parking garage luminaires
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED wall pack luminaire (up to 30W) $30 per luminaire
  • Products must be listed and approved by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and be categorized as outdoor with full-cutoff wall-mounted area luminaires as the primary use.
LED wall pack luminaire (31 to 60W) $60 per luminaire
LED wall pack luminaire (61 to 120W) $70 per luminaire
LED parking garage luminaire (up to 70W) $60 per luminaire
  • Products must be listed and approved by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and be categorized as outdoor with parking garage luminaires as the primary use.
LED parking garage luminaire (71 to 120W) $70 per luminaire
LED fuel canopy luminaire (up to 100W) $60 per luminaire
LED fuel canopy luminaire (101 to 250W) $90 per luminaire
LED flood light up (251 to 350 W) $150 per luminaire
  • Products must be listed and approved by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and be categorized as outdoor with architectural flood and spot luminaires as the primary use.
LED street lights and exterior pole / arm mounted luminaires
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED area and roadway luminaires (up to 60W) $60 per luminaire
  • Products must be listed and approved by Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and be categorized as outdoor with pole/arm-mounted area and roadway luminaires as the primary use.
LED area and roadway luminaires (61 to 90W) $70 per luminaire
LED area and roadway luminaires (91 to 120W) $90 per luminaire
LED area and roadway luminaires (121 to 200W) $120 per luminaire
LED area and roadway luminaires (201 to 300W) $150 per luminaire
LED area and roadway luminaires (301 to 530W) $150 per luminaire
LED refrigeration case lighting
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
Low temperature refrigerated display case LED lighting $4 per linear foot
Medium temperature refrigerated display case LED lighting $4 per linear foot
LED exit signs
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED exit sign (up to 5W) $10 per luminaire
  • Eligible signs shall be equal or less than 5 watts, including LED retrofit kits, replacement fixtures and photo luminescent signs with no supplemental lighting.
LED backlit signage
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
LED signage $5 per linear foot
  • LED strips/modules/bars (where described application is signage) replacing fluorescent sign lighting.
  • Rebate available on LED to the lesser of equivalent lumen output OR up to 2 x existing linear feet of T12HO OR up to 1 x existing linear feet of neon.
  • Product must be CSA/UL certified with a 5 year minimum warranty.
Lighting controls
​Product ​Rebate amount ​Qualifying criteria
Occupancy sensor (switch-plate or fixture-mounted) $25 per control
  • Switches with a manual "ON switch override are not eligible.
  • Occupancy sensor must be commercial grade.
  • Principle of operation shall be passive infrared, ultra sonic or a combination only.
Occupancy sensor (ceiling or wall-mounted) $25 per control
Photocell sensor $10 per control
  • Photocell sensor must be integral to the fixture.

How to apply

  1. Review the terms and conditions.
  2. Purchase and install qualifying equipment.
  3. Apply online for your rebate or email your completed application form and supporting documentation to businessrebates@fortisbc.com with the following information:
    • your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal account number from Penticton, Summerland, Grand Forks or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned or pdf copies of all receipts and supporting documentation for the purchase and installation of products (Ensure all receipts are clear, legible, itemized and indicate relevant information such as brand, model number and any other required information in your application.)

Questions?

If the type of lighting you are looking for is not on the list, please let us know. We will look into your request and evaluate it for future inclusion.

For more information, call 1-855-857-7411 or email businessrebates@fortisbc.com.