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Light-emitting diodes could be your ticket to major savings on the lighting portion of your electric bill. And we’ll defray your costs with financial incentives for qualifying systems. High-efficiency LEDs are available for a wide array of interior and exterior lighting needs.

Consider the benefits

Lower electric bills: LED systems can use up to 50 percent less energy than metal halide and high-pressure sodium systems. Motion sensors, time clocks and dimming controls result in more savings.

Reduced maintenance costs: High quality LED systems are rated to perform for 50,000 hours with minimal loss of brightness.

Light where you need it: LED systems emit a directional beam of white light so you can aim it.

SMUD offers rebates on qualifying LEDs through the Express Energy Solutions (EES) program:

Read about LED work conducted by our Customer Advanced Technologies program.

Frequently asked questions

LED stands for light-emitting diode. An LED is a chip of semiconducting material that releases energy in the form of light. Please refer to the Department of Energy's website for further information on LEDs: (more information)

SSL stands for solid-state lighting. Solid-state lighting refers to a type of lighting that uses semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), or polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED) as sources of illumination rather than electrical filaments, plasma (used in arc lamps such as fluorescent lamps), or gas.

We offer incentives for interior LED luminaires, exterior LED luminaires, LED Lamps, LEDs for refrigerator cases, LED exit signs, and red LED channel letters.

  • Interior fixtures: Submit your product for ENERGYSTAR® approval.
  • Replacement lamps: Submit your product for ENERGYSTAR® approval.
  • Exterior fixtures: As of January 1, 2010, all new products must meet performance criteria set forth by the Design Lights Consortium and have a minimum CRI of 60. More information is available on the DesignLights Consortium website
  • Our LED refrigerated and frozen food case lighting incentives are available for products on the DesignLights Consortium website.

Contact SMUD Commercial Services at 1-877-622-SMUD (7683) to discuss your options.

DesignLights Consortium is a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations that is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting in commercial buildings.

Contact us

For more information and eligibility requirements, call our Commercial Services group at 1-877-622-SMUD (7683).

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