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AIRE Lighting Rebate Program

Arlington County Government is offering rebates to commercial customers for certain lighting installations and retrofits.  This rebate program provides an opportunity for customers to save energy and money through lighting upgrades.  A limited amount of rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please sign up at the link below to be added to reserve funding for your project.

According to ENERGY STAR, lighting in commercial buildings is the largest cost component of a commercial building’s electricity bill and a significant portion of the total energy bill. With good design, lighting energy use in most buildings can be cut at least in half while maintaining or improving lighting quality. Such designs typically pay for themselves in energy savings alone within a few years, and they offer more benefits in terms of the potential for smaller and less costly cooling systems and more-productive work environments.

Who is Eligible?

This rebate program is available to those served by Dominion Virginia Power under a commercial rate.  Rebates can cover the installation of new equipment or the replacement of existing equipment.  The program is designed for those who operate at least 1,500 hours annually (or about 30 hours weekly).  Eligible building types include:

  • Many apartments and condominiums
  • Education
  • Food Sales & Service
  • Health Care
  • Lodging
  • Mercantile
  • Office
  • Public Assembly
  • Public Order and Safety
  • Religious Worship
  • Service
  • Warehouse and Storage
  • Other

What Projects Are Eligible?

For a complete list of eligible projects please visit Step 2 below, or contact us to help you find this information.  Some examples of eligible projects include:

  • Upgrading T12 fixtures to T8 fixtures with new ballasts
  • Replacing incandescent lights with hardwired compact fluorescents (CFLs)
  • Installing LED exit signs, and replacing high-wattage and high-intensity fixtures with LEDs
  • Replacing T12 and high-intensity fixtures with T5 or T8 fixtures

How Can I Participate?  



by clicking here


with approved fixtures


by submitting your
final application packet (pdf) (word)

For more information please submit an inquiry using this link or contact Adam Segel-Moss at