The Energy Savings Scheme cuts electricity and gas use by creating financial incentives for households and businesses, including incentives for eligible households to replace old lights with new LED lights.
How this helps your household
Switching to LEDs will help you reduce the amount of energy you use. This means you can expect to see long-term cost savings on your bills.
For example, if you change 20 halogen downlights to LED downlights, you can save up to $210 a year on energy costs.
Other benefits include reduced maintenance because LEDs last longer than other lights. They will also lower your environmental impact.
How to access the incentive
You can check your eligibility and access the financial incentives by contacting an approved supplier in your region.
When you contact an approved supplier, they will assess your lighting needs and give you a quote.
The supplier will assess your lighting needs either by phone or by visiting your home.
You will need to make a minimum payment for the lighting upgrade. For households, the minimum is $30 + GST. You may be required to pay more, depending on the design of your home and the services the supplier provides.
It’s a good idea to request quotes from more than one supplier, to ensure you’re getting the best deal.
Get the upgrade
Your supplier will send a licensed electrician to install the new lights.
Old light globes, or any other equipment that is removed or replaced, must be recycled or disposed of by the supplier. This is to ensure that old, inefficient equipment is not used anywhere else.
Contact an approved supplier
Find approved suppliers in your region below.
Note that suppliers listed in a region may not serve the whole region. When you contact an approved supplier they will confirm whether they operate in your location. (If you are unsure about what region your location is in, you can check this document for details about the regions).
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.
Who to contact
If you have questions, contact an approved supplier directly.