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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, fluorescent tubes and mercury vapour lamps, 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.

Eligibility

All Victorian businesses with outdoor lighting equipment are eligible to participate.

Your participation is voluntary.

How to organise lighting upgrades

To organise an upgrade to your business’ outdoor lighting infrastructure, you must work with an accredited provider. Accredited providers deliver or facilitate upgrades/rebates under the VEU 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 an 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 businesses 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?

Participation example

Indicative rebate*

A supermarket in metropolitan Victoria replaces 20 metal halide lamps (each 150W lamps) with 20 LED high bays (70W) in its open-air carpark.

$5,580

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.

$85,440

*Discount or rebate will vary. These figures are based on a certificate price of $60.

The final price will depend on several factors, including:

  • certificate price
  • type of equipment and efficiency
  • location
  • installation costs
  • administrative costs by accredited providers.

Find an accredited provider in your area

Page last updated: 07/09/22