Replacing old lights with energy efficient lights such as LEDs can help your business reduce energy use and save you money. It can also help improve the environment.
This involves switching from inefficient lights, such as fluorescent fixtures and halogen lamps, to new, energy efficient lights, such as LEDs.
Energy efficient lights like LEDs also last much longer than traditional bulbs, reducing bulb replacement and lowering your maintenance costs.
This incentive is part of the Energy Savings Scheme. The more energy you save, the greater the incentive you can receive.
Different types of electricity users
Approved suppliers work with different types of electricity users.
Check your most recent bill or speak to your energy company to find out if you are a small energy user, or a medium or large energy user.
A ‘small energy user’ typically uses:
- under 8,350 kWh of electricity per month, or
- 25,000 kWh per quarter.
A ‘medium or large energy user’ typically uses:
- more than 8,350 kWh of electricity per month, or
- 25,000 kWh per quarter.
Approved suppliers can also be used for public lighting upgrades, i.e. lighting for roads and public spaces or traffic signals.
Get the upgrade
Here are a few steps you will need to follow to get the upgrade.
- Contact an approved supplier. They will be able to check your eligibility and provide you with a quote. Contact multiple suppliers for quotes to ensure you’re getting the best energy savings.
- Choose the system that will best suit your needs. Your supplier can help you decide by showing you the different options available.
- Make sure you choose an approved supplier before any work begins. The supplier will then provide you with the nomination form. You must sign the nomination form before your installation is complete, as you will not be reimbursed for works that are already completed.
- Your supplier will send a licensed electrician to install your new lights. They can also explain any special features as well as how to best maintain the equipment.
- Your electrician will dispose of and recycle your old lights as well as any other equipment that is being replaced.
- Enjoy your new LED lights! If you have any issues, contact your supplier for further assistance.
Contact an approved supplier
You can find approved suppliers in your region below. When you contact an approved supplier, they will be able to confirm if they operate in your location. Note, suppliers listed in a region may not service the whole region.
Approved supplier terms of service
By using the regional approved supplier lookup below you are agreeing to the terms of service:
Approved suppliers are known as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs). Information about ACPs is provided for general information only. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is the Energy Savings Scheme Administrator and Regulator and is responsible for accreditation, auditing and compliance of ACPs. Before proceeding with engaging an ACP a customer should review up to date information available on the IPART website.
By accessing and using information about ACPs available on this website, the customer acknowledges and agrees:
- the NSW Treasury does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, including any issues arising from interactions with ACPs and technology installations
- to discharge NSW Treasury from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program or arising from the use of this information for any other purpose.
Small energy user
Suppliers may only do the upgrade if you have a certain number of lights. You will need to make a minimum payment of $30 (excluding GST). The upgrade could cost more depending on what lighting you need.
Medium or large energy user
You will need to make a minimum payment for the lighting upgrade. The amount will depend on:
- your needs
- the site conditions
- what types of products are installed.
Roads and public spaces lighting
Contact the approved suppliers in your region for more information.
Contact an approved supplier directly. Importantly, you should be aware of your rights under Australian Consumer Law. You can ask the supplier for more details about the consumer guarantees they are providing you.