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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 have access to a customer portal that will verify customer eligibility in the LED Instant Rebate program.

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
  • Third-party distributors or retailers

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

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

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 

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