Lighting Technology Energy Solutions

Did you know?

  • Lighting accounts for more than 16% of electricity usage in small to medium sized commercial buildings (under 100,000 square feet)
  • More than 97% of all commercial buildings fall into this size category
  • According to the Lighting Controls Association, coupling lighting with controls can generate as much as 38% energy cost savings

Save money and energy when you participate in this exclusive pilot program!

The Lighting Technology Energy Solutions (LiTES) program aims to reduce the energy footprint in small and medium commercial buildings by accelerating the adoption of advanced lighting controls solutions through training and technology deployment.

If you play any role in energy efficiency, lighting or the IoT value chain you can:

  • Take advantage of LiTES exclusive utility incentives to help building owners integrate advanced lighting controls solutions
  • Participate in new training programs to gain knowledge and skills about the latest in advanced lighting controls

Our goal is to have 100 contractors/installers trained, and 100 advanced lighting technology demonstrations deployed in the state of Michigan by 2019. Help us achieve it and lead this effort to save energy and shape how similar programs are developed on a national scale.

For more information, contact Eric McDonald at 313.833.0100 ext. 118 or

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Who can participate?

Building owners | Building managers | Contractors | Installers | Manufacturers of Advanced Lighting Controls | Designers | Architects | Finance professionals

Ways to get involved

Contractors and electricians: gain new skills to help your customers save money and energy

Get your skills up to date on the most advanced networked lighting control technologies and installation methods. You’ll also learn about sales tools, benefits and new business models that will help you have a real impact on your customer’s bottom line.

If you would like to learn more about upcoming training sessions, or how your customers can apply for incentives to demonstrate advanced lighting controls technology in their commercial spaces (under 100,000 square feet), sign up below or contact Eric McDonald at 313.833.0100 ext. 118 or

Training Opportunities

  • Michigan Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (MALCTP) sessions will take place at the Electrical Institute Training Center (EITC) in Warren, MI. MALCTP provides comprehensive training and certification for electricians and electrical contractors which include the integration of advanced lighting controls, system troubleshooting, design and maintenance. Classes are restricted to IBEW-NECA contractors. Information about upcoming training sessions coming soon.
  • Consumers Energy and DTE Energy host training opportunities for each of their trade ally networks. Sessions will feature how to design and install advanced lighting controls solutions. If you would like to attend a training, please contact:


Apply to be one of 100 Michigan buildings chosen to demonstrate the benefits of advanced lighting controls

Advanced lighting controls are developing at light speed! Cost-effective energy efficient systems are easier to install and commission. And, system benefits are evolving beyond light to help improve the way we work and live. Under the LiTES program, 100 Michigan commercial spaces will be chosen to participate in special incentives offered by DTE Energy and Consumers Energy to alleviate the capital costs to install a cost-effective, advanced lighting controls system in commercial spaces under 100,000 sq. ft.

For more information on how you can participate, sign up below, or contact Gina Schrader at 313.833.0100 ext. 170 or

Incentives offered:

  • DTE Electric Customers: $0.12 per kWh saved
  • Consumers Energy Electric Customers: $0.25 per kWh

Overall Criteria for Installation:


 Industry Events

  • DLC Controls Summit – March 15, 2018 | San Ramon, CA
    This one day interactive workshop brings together manufacturers, energy efficiency programs, and industry experts to discuss ways to increase the adoption of networked lighting controls (NLCs). Learn more here.
  • LiTES Advanced Lighting Controls Summit – May 15, 2018 | NextEnergy | Detroit
    This full day event will feature presentations and case studies focused on the features and benefits of the latest advanced lighting controls technology, an advanced lighting controls technology training session, and a chance to learn how to take advantage of exclusive advanced lighting controls incentives offered by utilities. NextEnergy is currently seeking submissions for presentations and case studies focused on the features and benefits of the latest advanced lighting controls technology.

    • Learn more here
    • Submit your presentation proposals here by March 23, 2018

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