RELIGHT for Lighting Designers
Efficiency Vermont presents RELIGHT, a program designed to encourage commercial customers to enlist the support of lighting design professionals on lighting retrofit projects.
Lighting design professionals can not only provide expert advice on lighting equipment and design, but can also guide a business to the maximum energy savings possible during a lighting upgrade.
Financial incentives provided by Efficiency Vermont as part of the RELIGHT program are intended to reduce the cost of working with a lighting designer.
Why promote the use of lighting designers?
Lighting retrofits have been successfully completed for years, resulting in significant energy savings. However, simple one-for-one retrofits that match new lighting equipment to the layout and light level of a previous lighting installation may not always achieve the maximum energy savings possible. Past Efficiency Vermont projects have shown that lighting designer involvement can increase energy savings by an average of 40% compared to standard one-for-one retrofits.
Beyond increased energy savings, redesign often also improves project economics and customers' lighting quality—uniformity, light level, and color—appropriate to the application.
Who are RELIGHT participating lighting designers?
Lighting design professionals eligible to enroll in the RELIGHT program are Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). Vermont-licensed Professional Engineers (PE) are also eligible to enroll in the program.
If you are a design professional meeting the RELIGHT qualifications listed above and are interested in becoming a RELIGHT participating lighting designer, please contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990.
How do I learn more about the RELIGHT program?
- RELIGHT Work Flow
An outline of the RELIGHT project process from the perspective of the participating lighting designer.
- RELIGHT Designer Training
A RELIGHT program overview provided to all participating designers prior to enrollment.
- Customer Agreement
A description of the RELIGHT project process and a summary of Efficiency Vermont rebates available through the RELIGHT program. This agreement should be completed with a participating RELIGHT lighting designer prior to a facility audit.