Lighting accounts for approximately five to ten percent of household energy bills. This amount may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly. Energy efficient lighting can result in immediate energy savings which can decrease power consumption and lower electric bills. Plus, upgrading to LED is a great way to offset increased costs associated with cooling your home in the summer.

Just one dollar of electricity will buy 730 hours of LED bulb usage at San Isabel Electric’s current residential rate. One dollar will only buy 148 hours of incandescent bulb usage at the residential rate. Additionally, LEDs can last 20-30 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Any member-owner of San Isabel Electric can claim a rebate up to $400 for purchasing LED lightbulbs or fixtures or any combination of the two. The co-op will reimburse members up to 50 percent of the cost to purchase light bulbs or fixtures up to $8 per bulb/fixture and up to a maximum of 50 bulbs or $400.

To claim the rebate, member-owners must fill out a Rebate Request Form, which is available online at siea.com/rebates. A receipt or paid invoice must be returned with the completed Rebate Request Form within 120 days of the product’s purchase to claim the rebate. A full list of member-exclusive rebates is available at siea.com/rebates, along with the co-ops commercial rebate programs.

For rebate questions, please contact Empower by San Isabel Electric by calling 719-647-6242 or emailing empower@siea.com.


As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides affordable, reliable electricity with exceptional service to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 Member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938. We don’t just serve communities. We are part of communities.