Straits® Lighting distributors are in a great position to help their customers make the switch to efficient, cost-effective LED lighting.
With DLC-qualified lighting, extensive knowledge of industry standards and access to qualified rebates, Straits® Lighting empowers you to make sure your customers understand the immediate and long-term cost savings our products offer.
Together, we can efficiently power the world.
Explaining Rebates to your Customers
Your customers have probably used rebates in the past and are familiar with the mail-in forms necessary to receive a check in the mail. Everything from cell phones and TVs to kitchen appliances and windows can offer rebates to offset costs. Fortunately, energy efficient lighting is no exception.
In simple terms, a LED bulb that costs $10 and has a $4 rebate has a net cost of $6. The availability of rebates helps reduce the upfront costs and expedites the return on investment.
In order to apply for money-saving rebates, your customers can simply visit their utility provider’s website and walk through the steps to submit their information. DTE Energy, for example, has a guide available on their site that walks business owners through the rebate process.
For more information on where to direct your customers or for questions about the rebate process, please call us at (855) 875-2533.
Variables That Affect Rebates
In some cases, a more expensive bulb or fixture may provide a bigger rebate, making the net price lower than a less expensive bulb or fixture.
Rebates change and may not be available tomorrow. Funds are limited and distributed to those who apply and qualify first.
DTE offers different rebates than other utility companies. Make sure your clients have the resources they need to compare rebates.
Fixed Amount vs Energy Savings
Some rebates are based on a fixed dollar amount while other are based on energy savings. Straits® Lighting can recommend lighting specifications that maximize your customers’ rebates.
Example of 2017 Rebates Offered
DTE Energy has doubled rebates on LED lighting that is DesignLights Consortium (DLC)-qualified. This designation is given to lighting that meets certain quality and energy-efficiency standards and Straits® Lighting proudly supplies distributors with these quality products.
LED T5 & T8 Tubes
No ballast removal or rewiring is necessary to install Straits® Lighting LED tubes in any office building, retail store, or school. Long-lasting LED chips reduce maintenance and energy costs up to 60% over traditional fluorescents. The rebates on LED tubes are based on energy savings at a rate of 7 cents-per-kilowatt-hour.
LED Wall Pack
Highly efficient Straits® Lighting LED Wall Pack fixtures use SMD LED chips to provide enhanced illumination for increased security in parking lots and parking structures. The heavy protective coating ensures a long lifetime. When replacing a 400-watt HID, the rebate on a 120-watt Straits® Lighting DLC-certified Wall Pack is $55.
Straits® Lighting LED Floodlights offer enhanced performance in a traditional design. These highly efficient fixtures evenly distribute illumination for increased safety and visibility in an outdoor setting. When replacing a 400-watt HID, the rebate on a 150-watt Straits® Lighting DLC-certified floodlight is $55 per unit.
LED High Bay
High efficient Straits® Lighting LED High Bay fixtures use CREE LED chips to provide enhanced illumination for increased safety and visibility in any warehouse, manufacturing facility, or commercial store. When replacing 400-watt Metal Halide lights, the rebate on a 150-watt DLC High Bay is approximately $70 per unit.
Your customers burn energy every day lighting their facilities so they can get the job done. It’s just a cost of doing business. But that cost doesn’t have to be fixed. With energy-efficient LED lighting, your customers can change their bottom line for the better.
Longer-lasting, energy-efficient LED products decrease fixed operating costs by reducing energy use, maintenance expense and bulb disposal fees. That creates a lower total cost of ownership. Plus, the great color rendering, sharper focus and enhanced ambient illumination of glare-free, shatterproof LEDs improve workplace productivity and safety.
Straits® Lighting has an ample stock of high-quality, value-engineered commercial lighting products available for delivery right away, and the expertise to help distributors and end users deploy the technology in smart ways that make financial sense. The Straits® Lighting LED portfolio includes products for warehouse, industrial, office, education, municipal, hospitality, retail, medical, gaming, and food production applications.
Straits® Lighting saves you the toil of navigating the realm of LED rebates and can make the numbers work for your next lighting projects.