Commercial Lighting Distributor – MD, DC, VA

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Commercial Lighting Distribution

Bay Lighting is a leader in commercial lighting distribution. Our staff has a combined seventy years of experience and knowledge, enabling us to offer the best, most professional lighting consultations and services throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

As a commercial lighting distributor, we sell lighting fixtures directly to the end user and make the process simple and hassle-free. We offer dimmable lighting, LED, and sensors, which also conserve energy. Lighting needs may be influenced by a multitude of factors, such as whether it’s an office with lots of computers, or an underground garage with no access to natural light. We provide options and guidance to help our customers make a confident decision when it comes to their next lighting project.

Rebates and Installation

Commercial Lighting Rebate Opportunities

Your project may qualify for a rebate or financial incentive. Lighting instant discounts can mean significant savings for your business, in both product cost and energy. As a certified distributor, we can help with product selection to ensure top savings.

We are an authorized lighting distributor and partner with the following utility companies:

Bay Lighting can assist with your repeat bulb purchases, fluorescent to led lamp guidance, as well as other product orders. For those larger jobs that can be a highly detailed process, we generally start with a design consultation to identify goals and the best approach to a successful project. Turn-key projects might include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Retrofit – This process includes utilizing existing technology while also upgrading with new energy-efficient solutions. Many customers have worked with us to retrofit their location to reduce energy footprints significantly.
  • System Upgrades – This includes updating the entire system in your facility with new energy-efficient lighting equipment.
  • Lighting Control Systems – If the goal is modernization at the highest level, a smart system with occupancy sensors, dimming systems, and more, can lead to instant energy savings and also create the “wow” factor to impress customers and guests.

Commercial Lighting Recycling Options

Bay Lighting’s Recycling Program can help your business become more eco-friendly and reduce your carbon footprint in a significant way. We work with a permitted lighting and electronics recycling specialist to ensure your recycling plan is EPA, Osha, and DOT compliant.

We make approaching the recycling process simple and hassle-free. Here are our steps towards making your business more environmentally friendly:

When you’re ready for a pick-up, seal your recycling box and schedule a pick-up. Avoid pick-up fees by pairing your recycling with a new bulb order and leave the rest to us!

Recycling Program Benefits:

  • Designate an area at your facility for your recycling.
  • Collect lamps in a separate container to avoid breakage. We recommend using the box that your new lamps arrived in and, as a reminder, we do not accept broken lamps
  • Ballasts and batteries can be stored in a separate box.

When you’re ready for a pick-up, seal your recycling box and schedule a pick-up. Avoid pick-up fees by pairing your recycling with a new bulb order and leave the rest to us!

Recycling Program Benefits:

  • Recycle lamps, ballast, and batteries
  • Simple per pound cost
  • No hidden pickup fees or fuel surcharges when pick-up is scheduled with a new bulb order.
  • Maximizes storage space by having your used bulbs picked up frequently
  • Saves time and resources by combining lamp delivery with recycling pickup
  • Customers will receive a certificate of recycling compliance

What Do We Recycle?

Currently, we accept the following items as part of our recycling program:

  • LED, Fluorescent, neon, CFLs, and high density discharge (HID) lamps
  • Ballasts
  • Batteries larger than a size D
  • Detectors – ask your representative about this specialized process as it differs from our traditional recycling program

We always recommend keeping the original box to store your recyclables; however, should you need a box for your recycling, we also sell special recycling boxes for each of the items we recycle. Ready to recycle with Bay Lighting? Click here to get your free quote today or contact a sales representative at 301-888-5415 to schedule a pick-up.


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August 29, 2022
In April, the Department of Energy finalized two rules requiring manufactures to sell energy-efficient lightbulbs. This means older, inefficient lightbulbs that don’t meet the new standards can no longer be manufactured and sold. The primary purposes for these rules are to drive down electricity use, save consumers money, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
July 15, 2022
It’s estimated that schools spend billions of dollars annually on energy, and it’s often the second-highest operating expenditure (following personnel costs). Each year, these expenses continue to increase while budgets often decrease, leading educators to look for ways to save money throughout the year. One way is by making some lighting updates that are more energy efficient, therefore saving money on energy bills. LED uses up to 75% less energy than conventional lighting systems, which keeps dollars in your budget for other important things.


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