LADWP - Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program (California)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name LADWP - Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program
Incentive Type Utility Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements Business must undergo an on-site lighting assessment with a SBDI Program Representative

Maximum Incentive 2,500

Program Administrator Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

References DSIRE[1]


This program has been suspended and is not taking new applications

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers up to $2,500 in free efficient lighting upgrades through their Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) Program. Small businesses on rate schedule A1 are eligible to participate in the SBDI program and receive energy saving lighting system upgrades for equipment, such as fluorescent lighting and energy efficient exit signs.

An SBDI Program Representative will visit the small business and conduct an on-site lighting assessment to help identify energy saving opportunities. Once the business has agreed to the energy plan, licensed professionals will retrofit the building with new, energy efficient lighting. The old equipment will also be removed and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. Lighting assessments and installation will be performed at no cost to the small business.

If the business chooses to install lighting improvements beyond the SBDI Program limit, the cost will be at the same low rate per fixture and the business may also qualify for additional rebates from LADWP.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Commercial Resource Center
Department Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Address 111 N. Hope St
Address 2 Room 1063
Place Los Angeles, California
Zip/Postal Code 90012
Phone (800) 499-8840


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"