LADWP - Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program

February 04, 2011


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
Maximum Incentive: $2,500
Equipment Requirements: Business must undergo an on-site lighting assessment with a SBDI Program Representative


Name: Commercial Resource Center
Organization: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Address: 111 N. Hope St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Phone: (800) 499-8840

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.