Lighting Rebates

Commercial Lighting Retrofit / Improvements Rebate Program

The City of Colton Electric Utility Department will provide rebates to its Commercial and Industrial Customers who install Lighting Efficiency Improvements that reduce the Utility's peak electric load.

Lighting may account for up to 40% of the total energy use by some businesses. By updating lighting systems it may be possible to reduce the energy use for lighting by as much as 60% without compromising lighting quality. The benefits of a good lighting system are lower utility costs, increased productivity, better quality control, sales stimulation, more effective security, and improved safety. Many lighting changes can have a payback of less than a year.


Any Customer of the City of Colton Electric Utilities with General Services Account G-1 or G-2 that installs approved lighting measures in accordance with the Rules and Requirements of the Commercial Lighting Rebate Program

Rebates are provided for the following product list:

  • Efficient Fluorescent (converting T-12 to T-8, or T-5)
  • LEDs (UL/DLC certified)
  • Optical Reflectors
  • Electronic Ballast (must accompany new T-8 lighting)
  • Compact Fluorescent
  • Other Measures as approved

Rebates are based on a kilowatt-hour (kWh) savings for the first year only. Rebate amounts are $0.10 per kWh. The rebate is not to exceed 50% of the total materials and equipment costs, not to exceed $50,000.

How to Apply
To apply for the program, please complete the Commercial Lighting Retrofit / Improvement Rebate Application (PDF) and submit it with supporting documentation. You can print the application from the website or pick one up at the Electric Utility office.

By Mail

To apply by mail, send the completed application and your supporting documentation to:

City of Colton Electric Utility
Commercial Lighting Rebate Program
650 N La Cadena Drive
Colton, CA 92324

Note: Please keep a copy for your records. We are not responsible for lost or misplaced forms.

In Person

To apply in person, please bring the completed application and your supporting documentation to:

City of Colton Electric Utility
150 S 10th Street
Colton, CA 92324

Additional Information

For more information, please call 909-514-4214 or email the Electric Department.