Linear Fluorescent Lighting

Why Consider High-Performance Fluorescents

Today’s high-performance T5 and T8 linear fluorescent fixtures with electronic ballasts last longer, produce a better quality of light and are far more energy efficient than older, first generation T8 and T12 linear fluorescent fixtures with magnetic ballasts. Using these next-generation fluorescents with their improved lens design not only saves energy, but also reduces glare and improves visibility to create a better environment for customers, employees and tenants.



The benefits of using these next-generation fluorescents (either as new installations or retrofitting older T8 and T12 fixtures) include:
  • Realizing 40 to 50 percent on fixture energy usage and 10 percent on electric bills when retrofitting T8 fixtures.
  • Reducing glare and increasing visibility due to improved lens design.
  • Using them in combination with other fluorescent lighting-based measures, such as low ambient/task lighting, delamping configurations and occupancy sensors for more energy savings.
  • Reducing cooling costs since these products generate far less heat than older T8 and T12 lamps and fixtures.

High-Performance Fluorescent Rebates

Installing new high-performance T5 or T8 linear fluorescent fixtures or retrofit kits with advanced optical design and high-efficiency ballasts is a low-cost way to improve your lighting. The combination of lower energy costs and PG&E rebates results in an ROI of less than three years on average. In addition, retrofit kits install quickly and with little interruption to business.

  • Advanced optical design that includes non-planar lens, such as architectural and louvered designs.
  • Fixture efficiency to meet or exceed 80 percent.
  • Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) qualified four-foot T8 lamps or two-foot T8/T5 lamps with at least 20,000-hour-rated life and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) that meets or exceeds 82.
  • National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (NEMA) Premium or CEE qualified T8 ballasts or T5 ballasts.
  • Fixtures either 2 x 4 feet or 2 x 2 feet, containing one to two lamps.
  • Only certain combinations of lamps and ballasts eligible.
You must be a non-residential PG&E electric customer. These rebates cannot be combined with rebates from other catalog measures or other programs that claim lighting savings. To view the full list of requirements and terms and conditions, as well as to determine eligible lamps and ballast combinations, please refer to the Lighting Rebate Catalog.

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Low-wattage T8 Lamp Replacement Rebates

Save up to 20 percent on energy costs by replacing your 32-watt T8 linear fluorescents with newer, more energy-efficient, low-wattage T8 lamps. These low-wattage T8 lamps easily fit in place of your existing four-foot T8 lamps, and customers with instant-start ballasts will find they can start saving energy immediately.

Rebate Information

 Lamp Fixture Specifications Discount Amount
28-watt four-foot T8 lamps 28-watt four-foot T8 fluorescent, used in place of F32T8 $1.00 per lamp
25-watt four-foot T8 lamps 25-watt four-foot T8 fluorescent, used in place of F32T8 $1.50 per lamp

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