Lighting and Lighting Control Upgrades

Lighting is a significant operating expense in existing buildings. By upgrading lighting, owners can improve the economics of their buildings while enhancing the visual comfort and productivity of occupants. We provide a wide range of technical guidance for upgrading the efficiency of existing lighting.

The Sponsors of Mass Save® offer incentives for a variety of lighting control technologies, including occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting systems. Incentives are available for more than two dozen types of lighting products, including:

  • Remote Mounted Occupancy Sensors
  • Daylight Dimming Systems
  • Occupancy Controlled Step-Dimming Systems
  • Wall-Mounted Occupancy Sensors
  • Wall-Mounted Vacancy Occupancy Sensors
  • Photocell Sensors (lighting systems on 24/7)
  • High Bay Occupancy Control Systems

Networked lighting control systems connect multiple fixtures together and blend control strategies based on the space, including occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, task tuning, and dimming. Advanced control systems maximize flexibility, comfort, and aesthetic, while also generating significant savings. Customers can take advantage of the latest in lighting control technology through the Performance Lighting Program.

The Sponsors of Mass Save would like to offer a reminder that the Design Lights Consortium Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technical Requirements Version 5.1 (DLC V5.1) will go into effect July 1, 2022. We will no longer offer incentives on products that do not meet the DLC V5.1 requirements.

DLC V5.1 requirements offer:

  • Advancements in lighting quality characteristics:
    • Color performance
    • Glare
    • Light distribution
  • Reporting on integrated controls and control communication protocol
  • All products must be dimmable

Starting now, the DLC website will alert you if a product is eligible for DLC 5.0 or DLC 5.1. Beginning July 1, 2022, DLC 5.0 products will move to “Delisted” status.

We will still honor incentives for any projects approved prior to July 1, 2022 through the incentive expiration date. If you have questions regarding your specific program or project, please reach out to your regular contact. We appreciate your continued support in making Massachusetts more energy efficient. More information can be found at:


Next Steps

Contact your Mass Save Sponsor before purchasing and installing any equipment. You may use the Find Your Sponsor tool for contact information for your area. View the applications or portal for complete eligibility details and terms and conditions.

The  Lighting Systems & Sensors Application  provides incentives to facilitate the identification and installation of premium efficient lighting equipment.


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