The Massachusetts Program Administrators have partnered with electrical distributors to offer the design community, architects, contractors, and commercial lighting customers discounted pricing on LED lamps, reduced wattage linear fluorescent lamps, and select types of LED fixtures.
Through an agreement with the participating electrical distributors, the higher cost of program eligible lamps is paid directly to the distributor by your local Program Administrator. Click here to view current incentive levels.
The following types of fixtures and lamps are included in the Upstream Lighting program:
Linear Fluorescent Lamps
Reduced-wattage T8 and T5HO lamps are excellent substitutes for standard wattage T8 and T5 lamps. They use up to 22% less energy and last a minimum 33% longer than traditional lamps.
For a list of qualifying reduced-wattage and high-performance T8 lamps, click here.
For a list of qualifying high-performance T5 lamps, click here.
LED lamps use up to 80% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than traditional lamps. All LED directional lamps must be listed in the ENERGY STAR list to be eligible for incentives. Click here for the list.
LED Stairwell Fixtures and Sensors
Stairwell fixtures are typically on 24/7. By applying an LED fixture and occupancy sensor, you can reduce the energy use of this application by up to 80%. To be eligible, stairwell fixtures must utilize occupancy sensors (internal only), be under 55 Watts, and be listed on the Qualifying Fixture List. Please contact the Program Manager for the latest qualified fixture list.
LED Down Lights
LED down light fixtures use up to 80% less energy than traditional lamps. All LED down lightd must be listed as a Commercial product on the ENERGY STAR Light Fixture list in order to qualify for C&I Upstream Lighting incentives. Click here for the list.
Key Program Requirements
A minimum customer contribution is required for any lamp or fixture sold through the Upstream Lighting Program. Click here to view the minimum customer contribution amounts.
Only facilities that receive electrical service under a nonresidential rate class from any electric utility in Massachusetts. Equipment must be installed and operated at the customer's facility within Massachusetts.
Reference Document for Distributors Click Here
Reference Document for Contractors and End Users Click Here
M: (609) 238-1709
Click here and for a list of participating distributor.
Upstream Lighting Program Brochure Click Here