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Save up to 80% on your lighting costs by installing energy-saving lighting technology such as LEDs. That’s up to $16 per globe per year.

LED bulbs produce good light quality, use less power and last longer. So, you won’t have to replace them as often.


To be eligible to upgrade your lighting and get a discount/rebate, you must:

  • be a Victorian household or business
  • have lighting technology such as incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Your participation is voluntary.

How to organise a lighting upgrade

To organise a lighting update, you must work with an accredited provider. They deliver or facilitate upgrades under the program.

To check if a person or business is an accredited provider, go to the Essential Services Commission's VEU Registry of Accredited Persons and:

  • select the 'Business Name' drop-down menu
  • scroll until you see the accredited provider you are searching for.

Tips when organising a lighting upgrade

  1. Shop around. As with any market, it's worth shopping around and finding the right fit for your needs.
  2. Ensure the product's suitability. To get a rebate, you must install an approved product. Search the Essential Services Commission register of products for approved products.
  3. Accredited providers operate freely like any other business and can choose what upgrades they deliver, with some keeping waiting lists for activities and may contact you if circumstances change.

Remember to do your research on products. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

How much rebate can you expect?

To be removed To be installed Example replacement Indicative rebate*
Incandescent or halogen lamp LED lamp 8 lamps $120
Compact fluorescent lamp
Incandescent reflector lamp
LED lamp 2 lamps $60
Halogen downlight LED lamp luminere (including lamp) 8 lamps $180

*Discount/rebate will vary. These figures are based on a certificate price of $60, and the average efficiency of products improved under the program.

The final price will depend on several factors, including:

  • certificate price
  • type of LED
  • the number of products replaced
  • location
  • installation costs
  • accredited provider administrative costs.

Find an accredited provider in your area

Page last updated: 07/09/22