Lighting Contractor for Oregon

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Commercial LED retrofits that cut wasted energy and transform facilities

Pacific Energy Concepts (PEC) specializes in designing deploying LED retrofit solutions for C&I facilities. Headquartered just across the Columbia in Vancouver, WA, we’ve completed projects across a wide-range of industries throughout the state of Oregon, including manufacturing, distribution, aviation, automotive, and more, to implement scalable and optimized lighting systems.

Our mission is to not just change lightbulbs, but transform businesses. Here’s what customers can expect working with PEC:

  • Massive efficiency gains that reduce GHG emissions
  • Elimination of excessive spending to power outdated technology
  • Improved light levels to provide safer and more productive work environments for staff teams
  • End-to-end project management to ensure retrofits run smoothly, timely, and cause minimal disruptions to your business
  • Unparalleled post-project support to ensure satisfaction and handle any future warranty claims

We’ve completed 8,000+ projects in all 50 US states and across Canada — resulting in energy savings of over 3 Billion kWhs (kilowatt hours) and over $227 Million saved in energy spend.

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Good Lighting is Good for Business

Jeld Wen reduces annual energy use by 77% with an upgraded LED system

Bend, OR

With 45 industrial locations across 20 different states, Jeld Wen was seeking to update their outdated lighting technology with a scalable LED retrofit that delivered consistent results. Here’s how PEC helped them get the most out of their LED investment:

  • 11 projects completed
  • 77% decrease in annual energy use
  • 9,452,844 kWh of energy avoided each year
  • $1,281,584 saved in annual energy spend
  • $1,126,994 captured in utility incentives
  • Payback period of just 1.62 Years

The Impact of LED on Your Business

Run Efficent

Our LED lighting retrofits both perform better and reduce energy consumption. By implementing optimum light levels we can create energy-efficient and productive workplaces that reduce material waste.

Save Money

Reduced energy consumption not only means reduced energy bills but your retrofitted system will eliminate costly maintenance. Our solutions are engineered to last longer too and with an in-house incentives team we’ll secure the highest possible incentives for your project.

Work Happy

PEC’s lighting solutions provide benefits far beyond energy savings. With the right levels our customers have seen improved  morale, increased safety, and measured productivity increases.

Protect the Planet

An LED retrofit can significantly reduce your environmental impact. Our lighting projects offer an immediate pathway to sustainability and help you meet your sustainability goals

Our Step-by-Step Process

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1. Energy Assessment

Every project begins with a complete assessment of your unique lighting needs and objectives. We discuss how you’re currently using your space, review existing technologies, and establish clear directives for how to add value to your building.  

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2. Energy Audit

We’ll perform a free, comprehensive on-site assessment of your current light system — measuring precise level–light-levels, foot candles, fixture counts, and establish a baseline. From this we’ll understand exactly how to provide the lighting system you need to will develop a selection of options for review.

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3. Lighting Design & Control Services

We use 3D design software visualize the latest in lighting technology in your space. The result? A customized 3D model of your site incorporating our solutions — including projected light levels and photometrics. By comparing your existing system to our proposal, you’re able to “try before you buy” and witness the impact on your facility.

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4. End-to-End Project Management

You will be assigned a dedicated Project Manager to ensure a smooth and successful install. Your PM will oversee your entire project — sourcing materials, hiring a vetted electrical contractor, maintaining the installation schedule, and providing post-project support.


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5. Post-Installation Support

Our team will be there for you every step of the way, and we won’t leave you hanging if any issues occur following your installation. We will also coordinate the post-project inspection, and handle any potential warranty claims that come up down the road.

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Experts in Oregon Utility Incentives

PEC’s team of incentive specialists will help unlock max efficiency rebates to help fund your retrofit

Power providers throughout Oregon, like PGE or Pacific Power, invest in incentive programs that are designed for Commercial and Industrial businesses to adopt energy efficient technologies. These incentive rebates (which are often substantial) can be directly applied to the upfront cost of an LED lighting upgrade, reducing project payback and improving the project’s ROI.

While these programs are valuable, collecting rebates can be a confusing and time-intensive process. Customers working with PEC can tap into our in-house team of specialists that will work directly with your utility provider to capture the max amount available for your project — making your incentive feel like a discount, not a project of its own.

PEC collects $1,628,876 in project incentives for Vigor Industrial — one of the largest LED Retrofits for Energy Trust of Oregon!

Jake Gilan - Lighting Project Manager

When auditing a project, the PEC Project Management Team measures past & present energy levels, confirms foot candles, fixture counts, mounting types, powering, and controls to ensure that the tailored lighting solution we propose improves the aesthetics, efficiency, and safety standards of your business

– Jake Gillan, Project Manager, PEC

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an LED Retrofit?

An LED retrofit is a replacement of existing inefficient lighting fixtures with energy efficient LED (with or without control systems).

While seemingly straight forward at its core, a one-for-one bulb swap will not maximize efficiency and can even cause some major headaches if done improperly. 

That’s why it’s critical to work with an experience LED retrofit contractor like PEC, where we will design a system leveraging the best fixtures, optics, sensors and control systems to help our clients access the maximum amount of efficiency while also making huge improvements to the overall lighting quality in their facilities. Learn more on this page about our LED retrofit services.

What is a commercial lighting audit?

To complete a thorough audit of your space, a PEC Sales Engineer will perform an on-site evaluation of your facility and work with you to determine:

  • The total number of fixtures and fixture types, their locations, heights, and how they are controlled.
  • Ceiling structure and height.
  • The building’s usages and existing light levels (measured by foot candles).
  • Areas of importance to your business in order to design optimal lighting specific to your needs.

In addition to assessing your current lighting system, we will also evaluate the environmental conditions of your space like airflow, dust, moisture levels, temperature, chemicals, and indoor/outdoor spaces to help us design an efficiency solution for your unique needs.

How much does a lightng audit cost?

Energy audits are free when working with PEC! Please note that we do only audit commercial spaces — get started by filling out the form on this page to see if our auditing services make sense for your facility.

What are utility incentives?

Energy incentives are funds that utility providers across the US will allocate towards qualifying energy efficiency projects. As a ratepayer, your company is likely already paying into your utility’s energy efficiency program fund.

Navigating the world of incentives can be a complex, time consuming process. That’s why PEC has put together a team of in-house incentive experts to handle the process for our clients, helping you receive the max funding available towards your incentive project, while staying focused on your day-to-day duties.

Will PEC handle my lighting installation?

You bet. When you work with PEC, we will handle the entire LED retrofit process from end to end.

Here’s how the process flows step by step:

  1. Energy Assessment: Begin with an energy assessment to learn your project goals, facility layout, current challenges and pain points.
  2. Energy Audit: We’ll complete a thorough, on-site audit of your current lighting system, where we’ll measure light levels (foot candles), fixture counts, and see how the space is used.
  3. Lighting Design: Modern software allows us to use photometrics and 3D Modeling to design a system optimized for your space.
  4. Incentive management: Your project may qualify for funding through your utility provider’s incentive program. Our team of in experts will handle this entire process for you.
  5. Project Management: Once we’ve nailed down a new system design that you’re happy with, a Project Manager will be dedicated to overseeing your entire project. They will keep you informed about what to expect, schedule contractors and arrange for material delivery and installation.
  6. Installation and completion: Once the install is done, your PM will perform an onsite 100% re-audit to confirm the project was implemented correctly. If everything meets our standards, your PM will schedule a tour with an incentive inspector and we’ll send you any required paperwork to sign off on your completed LED upgrade.
Which utility providers in Oregon provide energy incentives?

PEC has worked extensively with Energy Trust of Oregon to collect incentives for efficiency projects. Energy Trust of Oregon administers the incentives programs for both Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power, along with some smaller Public Utility Districts (PUD’s).

We have also done extensive work with Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) to collect incentives for projects in the Eugene/Springfield area.

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