Maximizing Energy Efficiency & Cutting Energy Costs with "PECO Ways to Save" Incentives for LED Lighting in Car Dealerships

How to Upgrade Your Dealership's Lighting for Less with Utility Incentives

As a car dealership owner in the PECO Energy coverage area, you have the opportunity to take advantage of energy efficiency incentives offered by the energy company to upgrade your lighting. The PECO Ways to Save program helps businesses reduce their energy costs and improve sustainability by providing incentives for retrofitting or replacing existing lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting. ELEDLights has helped dealerships like yours take advantage of these instant lighting discounts while supplying these dealerships with high-quality, long-lasting, highly efficient LED lighting.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Dealership's Lighting in 2023

LED lighting offers numerous benefits over traditional lighting, including lower energy costs, improved performance, and reduced maintenance requirements. In fact, by upgrading from traditional lighting to LED lighting, car dealerships can save 50% or more on the lighting portion of their energy bills. According to PECO Energy, the average commercial electricity rate is $0.126 per kWh. At that rate, car dealerships can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year on their energy bills by switching to LED lighting.

For instance, replacing ten 400W metal halide lights in your car lot with ten 150W LED shoebox lights can save you nearly $7,000 over the next five years. Paying full price for the new fixtures may run you $1,500 to $2,000, which is just a portion of your savings, but PECO Ways to Save can reduce that up-front investment to a number that's even easier to say yes to.

And, when you purchase those new lights through ELEDLights, you won't have to worry about navigating the incentive application process. ELEDLights regularly handles rebates and incentives for our customers. In many cases, we're able to take the discount right off your invoice.

What Lighting is Eligible for Upgrade

Here are some of the areas of a car dealership that can benefit from low maintenance, energy-saving LED lighting:

  1. Car Lot: Illuminating your car lot with LED shoebox lighting not only makes your vehicles more visible, but it also improves safety for customers and employees. LED lights are brighter and more efficient than traditional lighting, making it easier for customers to view vehicles even in low light conditions. Replacing high-power-consumption HID lighting with LED here can reap the biggest savings on your energy bill.
  2. Showroom: LED 4ft tube lights can provide bright, even, and vibrant illumination for your showroom, showcasing your vehicles in their best light. LED lights also have a long lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements, and reducing waste.
  3. Offices: Drop ceiling LED light panels provide a bright and comfortable work environment, improving productivity and reducing eye strain for your employees. LED lights can also be integrated with building management systems for increased energy efficiency and control.
  4. Car Service: In a car service area, bright and even lighting is critical for safety and efficiency. LED shop lights provide bright illumination, improving visibility for technicians and reducing the risk of accidents.
  5. Car Wash Bays: LED high bay lights are an excellent choice for car wash bays. These tough fixtures are able to withstand water jets and the harsh conditions of a car wash. These lights also provide bright and even illumination, improving safety and efficiency.

If you've already upgraded to LED but it's been a few years, you may still qualify for incentives. The requirement is to install lighting that's at least 20% more efficient than your current lights. ELEDLights has state-of-the-art lighting solutions that meet or beat the efficiency requirement. It's a great opportunity to squeeze even more cost savings out of your energy bill.

How to Get Your Upgrade Started

With PECO Ways to Save and ELEDLights, upgrading your car dealership's lighting has never been easier or more cost-effective. By taking advantage of these incentives, you can reduce energy costs, improve the look and feel of your dealership, and increase sustainability.

If your car dealership is in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties and you're using PECO Energy as your electricity provider, your dealership likely qualifies for instant discounts on outdoor and indoor LED lighting.

Don't be the last dealership in town to switch & save. Stay competitive by taking every advantage available to you.

To get started maximizing your dealership's energy efficiency and reducing your operating costs, visit Upgrade Your Dealership's Lighting for Less Than You'd Think and submit the no-commitment inquiry form.

Questions? Call 215-355-7200, text 267.266.8330, or email