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LED Rebates – Make the Numbers Work For You

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

Bulb Selection

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.

Project Timing

Rebates change and may not be available tomorrow. Funds are limited and distributed to those who apply and qualify first.

Utility Company

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.

LED Floodlight

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.

The Versatility of LED Tube Ready Fixtures

With so many options in commercial LED lighting, it’s hard to know where to begin.  When it comes to selecting fixtures for your commercial building and office workspace, you may want to consider LED tube ready fixtures. 

The Dollars & Cents Advantage

No matter how big or how small your space is, LED tube ready fixtures will save you money over the long haul. In general. these fixtures cost less than dedicated, embedded LED fixtures. In addition, they are incredibly versatile which allows you to easily replace the T8 tubes in the fixtures without the assistance of an electrician. Of course, with the tubes long life of 50,000 hours, this will not happen very often.

With LED lighting, the lumen output will remain the same over the life of an LED whether you replace just the tube or an entire fixture. Consider an office space filled with cubicles and copiers. Instead of paying an electrician the going “after-hours” rate to maneuver around these obstacles replacing costly fixtures, you can pay your maintenance staff to simply switch out the dimming T8 tubes with new ones.

LED ReadyTM Fixture Options from Straits® Lighting

The Straits® Lighting Company has a number of LED tube ready fixtures to consider. When reviewing the options below, keep in mind the benefits of LED lighting outweighs any cost premium with greater efficiency and longer life.


Triton LED Low Bay Fixture is ideal for warehouse, storage, and other similar spaces. These fixtures deliver exceptional performance in a more traditional design. This Triton Low Bay will help you meet the challenging maintenance, safety, and performance requirements of industrial environments. The Triton Low Bay includes V-Hooks for suspended mounting.

Suspended Streamline fixture is sleek and light weight. This contemporary fixture’s low profile allows it to be mounted suspended from the ceiling adding dimension and design to any office building, retail store, school, or security lighting application. This fixture only requires 2-LED T8 tubes. 

LED Inline Vapor-Tight Fixture is perfect for buildings exposed to high levels of moisture or pollution in the air. Because it is waterproof, dustproof and weatherproof, it is perfect for parking garages, manufacturing facilities and even farmyards! 

LED Strip Fixture provides exceptional illumination in a practical and reliable design. Because of the high lumen design, this fixture is perfect for work areas where precision is essential. Combine this fixture with Straits® Lighting T8 LED tubes to create a safe, bright workspace.

Now is the time to take the plunge with LED lighting. Although there are many options, remember the benefits include energy efficiency, cost savings, low maintenance and visual appeal. You’ll even reduce the load on your HVAC system because LEDs emit less heat.

6 Benefits of Using LED Lights for Business

Lights are essential to business and carry an ongoing cost. So why not make a change that’s good for your bottom line and the environment too?

As a manufacturer of commercial and industrial lighting products, we understand the benefits of LEDs, particularly for a business with extensive lighting needs.

This article outlines six main benefits of LED lights for business and provides a case study where a busy office building significantly increased their bottom line after replacing fluorescent lights with LEDs.


1. LED lights save money.
In addition to energy-efficient cost reduction, LEDs lower maintenance costs by reducing the need to replace bulbs and pay disposal fees. Also, rebates can offset the upfront costs of installation for your business.

2. LED lights last longer.
Life Cycles of LEDs are measured in tens of thousands of hours, which is exponentially longer than other lights. Even after exceeding the rated number of hours, you still get sufficient light from LEDs as they begin to fade.

3. LEDs are better for lighting.
LEDs provide great color rendering, sharper focus, and enhanced ambient lighting to improve your facility’s appearance and give customers and employees a better overall experience.

4. LEDs provide a better work environment.
LED lighting is glare-free and less tiring on your eyes. Because of this, business owners will find it improves and promotes workplace productivity which increases employee satisfaction. Also, unlike legacy lighting such as mercury filled fluorescent tubes, LED lights do not shatter, improving safety in the workplace.

5. LEDs are easy to upgrade.
Let Straits show you how these shatterproof and mercury-free solutions are the best choices for your business.

6. LEDs are energy efficient.
By reducing CO2 emissions and efficiently converting electricity into light, LEDs are better for the environment and can cut energy consumption by upwards of 70 percent.

LEDs are energy efficient. By reducing CO2 emissions and efficiently converting electricity into light, LEDs are better for the environment and can cut energy  consumption by upwards of 70 percent.

Business LED Lighting Case Study

To support some of the points above, we’ve outlined a case study where a business switched from fluorescent lamps to LED office lighting fixtures. This case study involves a busy office building based in Michigan.

Dimly lit office space with fluorescent lighting prior to using Straits LED lighting fixtures

Brightly illuminated office space after replacing fluorescent lights with Straits LED troffer lighting fixtures.


Aside from the clearly apparent improvement in overall lighting quality, the business saw several benefits from switching to LED lighting such as:

  • 115% increase in annual ROI
  • Longer lasting lighting
  • Significant reduction of lighting mercury
  • Significant reduction of CO2 annually

LED Lighting Supplier

As an LED lighting supplier, we have an ample stock of high-quality, value-engineered commercial lighting products ready to ship. The experts from Straits Lighting Company are here to help businesses deploy the technology in smart ways that make financial sense.

We know how to navigate the ever-changing realm of LED rebates available through the energy companies and government. Now is the time to leverage the environmental benefits to make LED lighting as sustainable for your business as it is for the planet. With our knowledge, we can help your business reap the benefits of LED lighting.

Our LED portfolio includes lighting products for:

Using LED lights for business makes sense both financially and environmentally. Straits Lighting is here to help you navigate your business LED lighting needs. We work with both distributors and customers all over the United States. Contact us and let us provide you with a cost-saving and energy efficient lighting solution.