Lighting Upgrades

Lighting Upgrades

PACE has partnered with Xcel Energy’s Direct Install program to help Boulder County businesses upgrade their lighting. If your small business has T12 or T8 fluorescent lighting, you could qualify to upgrade all of your linear fluorescent lighting to LED at no cost.

Upgrading from fluorescents to LEDs can shrink your energy bills, improve lighting quality and brightness, and save you maintenance costs and hassle–LEDs can last over 10 years!

To get started, reach out to your PACE advisor or contact us at 303-786-7223 or

What happens next?

One of our PACE advisors will work with you to verify that your business and existing equipment meet the eligibility requirements. Once approved, we will help you work with Xcel to facilitate a seamless installation and removal of your old fluorescent lighting.

We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions in the meantime, you can always contact us at 303-786-7223 or

Community Testimonial

Into the Wind, a local kite and toy shop that has operated on Boulder’s Pearl Street for over 40 years, recently updated their old lighting with help from PACE and Xcel Energy’s Direct Install program.

Owner Dan Woolever was able to replace all the lights on both floors of his retail space, which will now also benefit from significant energy use reductions and decreased maintenance.

Woolever shared that the replacement process “was very easy and the contractor was very efficient! Our staff is happy in the bright space and the retail area looks great for our customers.”