Energy efficiency advocates know that light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is the wave of the future. An LED bulb equivalent to the 100-watt incandescent bulb draws only 19 watts and could easily last 50,000 hours. By comparison, an energy-efficient CFL equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent bulb would draw about 23 watts and last about 10,000 hours.
The energy savings achieved by using LED bulbs are remarkable, but the $5 to $25 (or more) price for one bulb can be a hard sell to most consumers. This is why GCEA and Tri-State Generation and Transmission are offering rebates to members who purchase select LED bulbs.
LEDs must be 500 lumens or greater (lumens are a measure of brightness equivalent to a 50 watt incandescent light bulb).
Rebate Amount: 50% of lamp/fixture cost capped at $8 per lamp.
Eligibility: GCEA member with active account.
Restrictions: Maximum 50 bulbs/fixtures per account each year for installation within GCEA's service area. All rebates must be submitted for processing within 120 days of installation.
Proof of purchase such as receipt and/or invoice, Lighting Facts label showing lumens for each different type of LED purchased, and signed application required. Contact our Energy Use Specialist at 970-641-3520 with questions about qualified fixtures with LED lighting built-in.
Disclaimer: Some LEDs may not qualify due to restrictions imposed by Tri-State rules and regulations. Members can verify whether bulbs/fixtures are qualified before purchasing by calling GCEA's Energy Use Advisor at 970-641-3520.