18 Sep '12, 7pm

A Boom in Utility Rebates Drives LED Lighting

A Boom in Utility Rebates Drives LED Lighting

Four years ago, when Consolidated Edison was designing its commercial and industrial rebate programs, LEDs weren’t mature enough to make it into the prescriptive program. Instead, solid-state lighting was lumped in with the custom rebate program. When the programs are redesigned next year, some LEDs will probably move out of the custom category. “In the past few years, the LEDs have come on fast,” said David Pospisil, program manager of the Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs. Many companies are looking to their utilities to provide rebates for LED retrofits , which offer a huge energy savings but can still come with a significant upfront cost -- despite falling prices. Davis & Warshow, a nearly 90-year-old family business in ConEd’s territory, recently spent more than $250,000 to retrofit its Queens distribution center from fluorescent tubes to L...

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