LED Exterior Lighting Rebate Program

The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) is offering rebates to eligible applicants to upgrade existing public exterior lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lights.  The purpose of this program is to encourage energy waste reduction and promote community vitality by accelerating the transition to energy efficient LED exterior lighting. MEO will match utility rebates up to $0.35/W reduced. Applicants with no utility rebate will be awarded at a rate of $0.35/W reduced.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a municipality(s), K-12 public school(s), or public university(s)
  • Applicant must own the fixtures that are to be replaced
  • Purposed lighting must be LED fixture and DLC (Design Lights Consortium) listed
  • Bulk purchasing through MiDEAL is encouraged


  • Applicant to gather information and submit complete application
  • Applicant will receive email notification of application receipt
  • MEO will have up to 30 days to approve or deny application
  • If less than $2,500 a voucher will be provided to applicant in place of agreement
  • If more than $2,500 applicant will enter into formal agreement with MEO
  • Applicant will submit final application for payment (including required documentation)
  • MEO will verify installation (or accept utility verification)
  • MEO will pay out rebate within 45 days of verification

Required Submission Documentation

  • Rebate Application
    • Verification of Utility preapproval (if applicable)
  • Reimbursement Process
    • MEO preapproval of project;
    • Proof of payment / receipts for LED lights installed;
    • Proof of utility verification/rebate (if applicable); and/or
    • MEO visual verification of non-utility verified/rebate projects.


  • June 14, 2017 – Solicitation release
  • June 28, 2017 – Applicant questions due via email
  • July 12, 2017 – Questions and answers (Q & A) posted to website 
  • Awards will be given on a first come first served basis until funding is depleted

Submit Application

LED Exterior Lighting Rebate Program Clarifications


All questions must be submitted on or before 5:00 PM, June 28, 2017. All questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to: Jacob Wilkinson at wilkinsonj8@michigan.gov