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For residential electric customers in Minnesota
Did you know that the average Midwest home has approximately 55 lights? By replacing the bulbs in the five most frequently used lights in your home with ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting, you can save more than $65 each year in energy costs.
ENERGY STAR lighting creates bright, warm light while using two-thirds less energy, generating 70 percent less heat and lasting up to 10 times longer than standard lighting. Not only will you save on energy costs, but Alliant Energy offers you a rebate on the purchase price.
Download the 2013 Minnesota Residential Energy-Efficiency Rebates booklet [PDF]
Eligible equipment and rebate amounts:
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
Replace one incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient CFL and you’ll save $30 in energy costs over the bulb’s lifetime. That’s just one bulb – imagine the impact if every time an incandescent bulb burned out, you replaced it with a CFL.
Today’s CFLs are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and applications, including dimmable three-way and other specialty bulbs. CFLs are a smart choice, because they shed the same amount of light (lumens) as standard incandescent bulbs, but use much less energy. Always refer to the lumen or light output guide on the bulb packaging for guidance. For example, when replacing a 60-watt incandescent bulb, choose a 13-15 watt CFL (both shed about 800 lumens of light).
|Qualifying CFLs (min. of 5, max. of 25 per customer account)||50% of equipment purchase price excluding tax, minimum purchase price of $1 per CFL bulb required.|
|Energy Star LED bulbs||$10 per bulb, not to exceed 50% of the purchase price.|
ENERGY STAR lighting fixtures combine high performance, attractive design and the highest levels of energy efficiency, which helps you save energy and money. These fixtures are available in hundreds of popular styles, including hardwired fixtures such as cabinet-mount, furniture-mount, indoor ceiling-mount, indoor recessed canister, indoor suspended downlight, wall-mount, andceiling fan light kits.
|ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures, indoor only||$20|
How do I qualify?
To determine which light bulb is right for you, look for the “Lighting Facts” label on light bulbs and read more about lighting online.