COVID-19 Response Alert

COVID-19 Response: Alert

Xcel Energy's response to COVID-19 Learn More

Customer Support

Business LED Instant Rebate

Our Business LED Instant Rebate provides distributors with the opportunity to offer our commercial and industrial electric customers instant rebates on selected screw-in and pin-based LEDs. By simply upgrading the lighting in their buildings, our customers will save money, reduce energy use, and replace fewer bulbs over time.


Become a participating distributor and the Business LED Instant Rebate will help you provide qualifying customers access to affordable pricing on highly desirable, energy-efficient lighting solutions. Connecting businesses with these instant savings will help you:

  • Increase your sales of higher-end lighting products
  • Enhance your reputation as a local resource for energy-saving solutions
  • Grow your clientele

Inefficient conventional lighting can account for a large portion of all annual energy waste in business facilities. Customers who upgrade to more efficient lighting can reduce energy costs and improve the quality of their space.

Compared to commercial incandescent and halogen lighting, screw-in LEDs:

  • ENERGY STAR® bulbs use up to 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and last up to 15 times longer*.
  • Emit almost no heat, reducing cooling costs that add up throughout facilities
  • Come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit virtually any type of fixture. Customers can easily substitute LED directional lamps wherever halogen spot and track lighting is used, such as in retail settings, restaurants, hotels, museums, galleries and more

*ENERGY STAR® (external link)

Who Qualifies?

To qualify as a participating distributor, you must provide electrical solutions to commercial business clients in Xcel Energy’s Minnesota territory. Manufacturer, retailer, and internet sales are not considered eligible participating distributors. Wholesale outlets may be eligible depending on their specific business type.

Refer to the “How to Get Started” section below to learn more about joining the partnership channel.

Eligible customers must:

  • Receive electricity from Xcel Energy at a commercial rate in Minnesota.  Participating distributors will verify that the customer has a valid Xcel Energy account.
  • Installers working on behalf of Xcel Energy customers can receive the rebate and pass it on to their customers.

The following customers are not eligible to receive rebates through this program:

  • Residential customers
  • Customers who opted out of Xcel Energy’s energy efficiency programs
  • Locations outside the Minnesota Xcel Energy service territory

Qualifying Equipment

The following product categories can qualify for the Business LED Instant Rebate. Higher rebate levels are available for ENERGY STAR certified lamps and retrofit downlights.

  • LED Interior Lamp – PAR38
  • LED Interior Lamp – PAR30, PAR30L
  • LED Interior Lamp – PAR20, R20
  • LED Interior Lamp – PAR16
  • LED Interior Lamp – BR40, R40
  • LED Interior Lamp – BR30, R30
  • LED Interior Lamp – MR16, MRX16, MR25
  • LED Interior Lamp – GU10, GU24
  • LED Interior Lamp – A Lamps
  • LED Interior Lamp – Decorative (CA, B, BA, G, F)


  • LED Interior Screw-In Downlight Fixture Retrofit

Rebate Amounts - Limited Time Bonus Rebates Available

Please refer to the LED Instant Rebate Information Sheet (PDF) for the most current incentive information. Instant rebate amounts subject to change.

Lamp Qualifications

Qualifying lamps and/or retrofit kits for the Business LED Instant Rebate program must have ALL of the following characteristics:

How to Get Started

If you are a lighting distributor in our Minnesota territory please contact Beth Neiss (contact information below) to join this program.

If you are a local contractor serving our Minnesota territory please visit our Distributor Locator to find a participating LED Instant Rebate distributor near you.


  • All lamps sold and submitted for reimbursement should be installed at the eligible customer’s facility or premises within 30 days of the sale
  • Qualifying lamps can replace ANY lamp type (i.e., fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen)
  • You are not required to track what kind of lamp is being replaced in this program
  • Lamps can be installed in BOTH retrofit and new construction scenarios
  • Save your purchase receipt and/or invoices. We conduct random verification of purchases. Please inform your customers that an Xcel Energy representative may contact them to verify purchase.

Additional Information


Beth Neiss

Trade Relations Manager - Minnesota 

Energy Saving Tip Icon

Energy Saving Tip

Make sure to regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system (at least once per month). Old, clogged filters are far less efficient than new ones.

chat bubble logo

Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it's the law.