What is a prescriptive incentive versus a custom incentive?
A prescriptive incentive is a predetermined dollar amount per luminaire (i.e. $10/LED A Lamp). A custom incentive is determined based on the demand and/or energy saved by installing the new LED luminaire in terms of kW or kWh.
Example of an actual incentive an automotive dealership customer received through their local utility by switching to Cree Edge™ High Output luminaires:
Utility LED Program Incentive Offering: $0.08/kWh Saved
Annual Luminaire Operating Hours: 4,368
Interior and Exterior luminaires by Cree are eligible for retrofit and new construction incentives under utility programs throughout the United States.
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What products qualify?
Every utility program provides their own set of requirements and product criteria. In general, utilities usually require LED products to be listed under the qualification bodies of either Energy Star or DesignLights Consortium (DLC). In order to qualify under one of these organizations, the product must meet high efficiency, quality and lifetime criteria standards.