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Lighting technology has developed quickly over the last few years. LEDs are not only more efficient than older technologies such as incandescent lamps and fluorescent tubes, but they also have good light quality and instant start up-times. They typically have long lifetimes, so you won’t have to replace them as much, saving you money in the long run.
All Victorian businesses with outdoor lighting equipment are eligible to participate.
Your participation is voluntary.
Key steps to organise a lighting upgrade
To get a discount on the installation of lighting you must:
- install an approved product
Hint: research these products for their suitability and quality. There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of VEU. Not all products are of the same quality or suitable for every environment.
- work with an accredited provider
Hint: get quotes from several providers. Accredited providers offer different types of products, services, expertise, and costs. Make sure to get a quote from several accredited providers on the final installed price of the appliance, which includes the discount.
Working with accredited providers
An accredited provider is:
- any business that is approved to deliver or facilitate installations in the VEU program
- responsible for helping you get a discount on an installed appliance through the VEU program.
When doing an installation through the VEU program, accredited providers can either:
- use their own tradesperson, or
- work with a tradesperson of your choice.
Accredited providers will be able to explain:
- the steps to take part in the program
- the types of products can you install to get a discount
- the necessary qualifications of the tradesperson who installs the lighting.
Remember: you must work with an accredited provider to get a discount on an installed appliance through the VEU program.
How to check if a person or business is accredited under the VEU program
The Essential Services Commission’s VEU Registry of Accredited Persons:
- select the 'Business Name' drop-down menu
- scroll until you see the accredited provider you are searching for.
Note: accredited providers often work with installers who are not listed on the registry.
How much discount you can expect
Incentives of up to the following amounts are available for the average business:
A supermarket in metropolitan Victoria replaces 20 metal halide lamps (each 150W lamps) with 20 LED high bays (70W) in its open-air carpark.
A sports club in regional Victoria replaces 40 metal halide lamps (2000 watts per lamp) with 40 LED high bays (1200 watts per lamp) to upgrade its sports field.
*This figure is based on a certificate price of $70.
The final installed price of the appliance, which includes the discount, is up to the accredited provider and will depend on several factors, including:
- certificate price (which fluctuates)
- installation costs
- the accredited provider’s administrative costs.
For more information on the certificate price under the VEU program, please see Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs).
Find an accredited provider in your area
Can’t find an accredited provider in your area?
Please note that as VEU is a market-based program:
- not all accredited providers listed above will necessarily be offering lights at present
- accredited providers can choose when and where they undertake upgrades.
Page last updated: 14/02/24