LED Lighting Rebates to Help Dairy Farmers Reduce Costs

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Dairy Farmer, LED Light, LED Light Rebate, News, Rebate

Rebate Programs

LED lights have developed and maintained their reputation as an energy efficient lighting option in the dairy farm industry when compared to ordinary incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs. And although LED lights provide an array of benefits, it can still be expensive to integrate a new lighting system in a dairy barn. To help dairy farmers offset the cost of updating to LED lights, many utility companies may offer rebate programs.

If you’re unsure if installing an LED lighting system in your dairy barn is right for you, keep reading to learn all about your options.

What LED Lighting Options are there for Dairy Farmers?

LED stands for “light emitting diode” and basically references the type of semiconductor these lights utilize to create light. In study after study, residential and commerical LED lights have proven to be more energy efficient, produce less heat, and have a longer lifespan, greatly reducing costs for users. Some studies found that LED lights use up to 80% less energy than incandescent lights and can last up to 25 times longer, meaning they maintain their brightness for longer. The trend in commercial use of LED lighting also seems to be increasing, with a wide variety of industries adapting LED lighting technology to help reduce spending costs.

To meet the specific needs of LED lighting for dairy farmers, LEDWisconsin offers a variety of LED light products in different wattage levels including:

  • LED High Bay Light Fixtures
  • LED Linear Highbay Light Fixtures
  • LED Vapor Tight Light Fixtures
  • LED Canopy Light Fixtures
  • LED Flood Lights
  • LED Wall Pack Lights
  • LED Area Lights

LEDWisconsin works with dairy farmers to understand their needs and specific dairy lighting layouts to offer the best LED lighting options.

Dairy Industry LED Lighting Rebate Qualifications to Know

Determining if you are eligible for LED lighting rebates can be tricky, especially because there is no industry standard for dairy farm lighting rebates and each utility company has its own regulations. To see if your utility company offers dairy farm LED lighting rebates, contact their customer service phone number or check their website to get more information.

Dairy farm LED lighting rebate qualifications include:

  • A new lighting construction vs. a retrofit installation
    • If it is a retrofit project, the type of previous lights (including light type, wattage, size etc.) that were used will be considered
  • The number of lights being replaced (many utility companies will only rebate a 1:1 LED light exchange)
  • The power of the new LED lights being installed (some utility companies will offer increased rebate amounts for higher powered LED lights)
  • The classification of the light being installed (some utility companies do not offer rebates for “agricultural” or “grow” lights. However, if a customer opts to install a new highbay, or lowbay, light, most utility companies offer rebates)
  • LED lights that qualify for rebates must be DLC listed (some utility companies will not offer rebates regardless of DLC light certification)
  • LED lighting rebates may only be offered on a first-come, first-served basis by some utility companies

Overall Cost Savings

Although a new LED lighting system may be expensive to install at first, the overall cost savings due to the lower energy bill over the increased lifespan of the light makes it worth it. LEDWisconsin is here to assist you in obtaining any LED light rebates you qualify for based on the qualifications of your utility supplier.

Have questions about LED lighting rebates for dairy farmers? Contact us today!