About BDT Energy Group

BDT Energy Group, Inc. is a full service LED Lighting company with today’s latest technology for conventional lighting retrofit solutions. From product purchase to installation, BDT can provide you with the most cost efficient and energy saving LED lighting solutions for office buildings, warehouses, and parking lot lighting.
4 11, 2014

Lighting Audits and LED Lighting

By |November 4th, 2014|Blog|

What is a lighting audit?
For most people, the term “audit” means nothing more than the government shuffling through their financial statements during tax season. Here at BDT, we would like to shed some new “light” on just how a “Lighting audit” can benefit the environment AND your pocketbook.
Sounds intimidating, right?  Fear not! 

Why are lighting audits beneficial?
The simple process of gathering information on your existing lighting, then comparing the information to an LED comparable replacement, can tell you how much energy you will save by switching your lighting. 

How do lighting audits work?
Here are two simple ways to be sure your […]

18 07, 2014

Now Offering DLC and ETL Listed LED Lighting

By |July 18th, 2014|Blog|

BDT now offers DLC and ETL Listed LED Lighting System Technology for a full selection of luminaires. With the fixture comes a 5 year warranty provided by the manufacturer. The new technology is available in most of our fixtures including High Bay, Parking Structure, Stairwell, Strip, and Clean Room! Fixtures and LED Lamps are sold separately.
Technology: The fixture uses Matched LED Lamps with Internal Drivers or External Drivers for Maximum Performance. 0 to 10 volt dimming down to 10% is available. LED Lamps are Glass-Free and No UV emission. This new technology reduces energy consumption by up to 50%!
Maintenance: […]

11 12, 2013
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    Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Innovative, Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Innovative, Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

By |December 11th, 2013|Blog|

December 6, 2013 – 1:48pm
According to
As part of cutting energy waste and doubling energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies across the country. This funding will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products with the potential to reduce lighting energy use for American families and businesses by one half and enhance U.S. global competitiveness.
Based on the Energy Department’s recent report on the adoption of LEDs, Department-supported research and development over the past 10 years […]

9 12, 2013

Are You Confused About the Names and Types of Light Bulbs?

By |December 9th, 2013|Blog|

People tell me all the time they are confused when it comes to lighting…they don’t know what type or what size to buy. The first most asked question is…What does PAR, R, BR, MR, or A mean? I will simplify it for you! 
PAR stands for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector. R stands for Reflector. BR stands for Bulged Reflector. MR stands for Mini Round. A stands for A-shaped which is a typical or classic light bulb.
The next most common question is…What does the number after PAR, R, BR, MR, or A mean?
The number after the abbreviation is indicative of the diameter of […]

5 12, 2013

Customers’ Tax Deductions Could be Disappearing

By |December 5th, 2013|Blog|

Going, going, gone!
The end of 2013 is right around the corner, and there are great tax deductions available to customers who want to purchase new lighting. But you have to act fast. In 2014, the Section 179 limit is scheduled to drop from $500,000 to $25,000. That’s a whopping 95% decrease!  That’s why it’s so important to know how you can turn these deductions into profit for your business before the end of the year. We and our finance partners know how the Section 179 Tax Deduction can affect new lighting purchases, so we’ve gathered some of the most informative […]

1 12, 2013
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    LADWP – L.A. Department of Water and Power Lighting CLEO Rebate Program

LADWP – L.A. Department of Water and Power Lighting CLEO Rebate Program

By |December 1st, 2013|Blog|

There have been several important changes to the CLEO program requirements, so you must submit your rebate application using only the new CLEO program forms.  All CLEO documents may be obtained from links on the LADWP website, or by emailing a request.
The CLEO Program can help you reduce your firm’s electricity bills and the cost of new lighting equipment when you retrofit existing fixtures with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient lighting technologies. Rebates help make a wide variety of the latest energy-saving measures extremely cost-effective to install. So, if you are a non-residential LADWP customer, let us help you with this exciting […]

24 11, 2013
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    SCE – Southern California Edison Offers Rebates for Energy Efficient LED Lighting

SCE – Southern California Edison Offers Rebates for Energy Efficient LED Lighting

By |November 24th, 2013|Blog|

SCE offers a solution directory as a reference guide that lists eligible LED lighting equipment (solutions) and qualification criteria for incentives available to customers through SCE’s 2013–2014 Express Solutions and Customized Solutions programs and 2012-2014 Automated Demand Response Technology Incentive programs.
Check out their “What’s New” section of SCE’s Energy Management Online Application Tool home page ( for the most up-to-date solutions and qualification criteria.
SCE solutions provide energy and money saving opportunities through financial incentives, bill credits, and lower electricity bills that higher-efficiency equipment may bring.
Through the Express Solutions and Customized Solutions programs, SCE customers receive financial incentives for replacing […]

20 11, 2013

PG&E Offers Customized Lighting Rebates

By |November 20th, 2013|Blog|

Customized Retrofit – Demand Response

PG&E also offers technology incentives for the installation of equipment or control software that provide Demand Response for Customized Retrofit. Businesses that install and utilize demand response equipment are rewarded with incentives based on the amount of peak load reduction they are able to achieve.

What Qualifies?

Interior and Exterior Lighting Retrofits
Total incentive payments are based on actual reduction in energy usage. Customers and/or their consultants may sponsor projects under this approach. Be sure to contact PG&E early in the process and before you start your project.  It is important to appropriate application forms, confirm your eligibility, […]

17 11, 2013
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    Riverside Public Utilities Energy Efficiency Lighting Incentives for Businesses

Riverside Public Utilities Energy Efficiency Lighting Incentives for Businesses

By |November 17th, 2013|Blog|

Riverside Public Utilities offers customers incentives when they replace older, inefficient lighting with the most energy-efficient fixtures available. And now, they are expanding this incentive program to include day-lighting and occupancy sensors, along with solar tubes and sky lighting.

Here’s how the program works:
To greater incentivize the use of new lighting technologies, the new tiered system offers three increasing levels of incentives:
Level 1
$0.06 per kWh saved using standard energy efficiency lighting fixture replacements
Level 2
$0.08 per kWh saved for projects that incorporate all of the following:
– New energy-efficient lighting fixtures
– Day-lighting and/or occupancy sensors

Level 3
$0.10 per kWh […]