Lighting

Did you know that you could save up to 80% on your lighting costs (up to $16 per globe per year) by installing more efficient lighting technology?

Recent developments in lighting technology, including LEDs, mean that the lighting in your home can be powered more efficiently.

Not only will the latest energy-efficient lighting reduce your energy bill but it will also reduce your maintenance costs because new lighting technology lasts longer.

The Victorian Government is committed to helping households and businesses reduce their bills by offering financial incentives for replacing your old lighting equipment.

By participating, you can save money on the upgrade costs, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.

Am I eligible to participate?

All Victorian households and businesses that have old lighting technology such as incandescent globes or halogen down-lights are eligible to participate.

What are the benefits of upgrading to CFL or LED technology?

The table below shows the estimated average annual savings from replacing old lighting technology with CFL/LED technology on a per product basis.

Old style incandescent Mains voltage halogen CFL/LED
Light output (lumens) Power (watts) Cost ($/yr) Power (watts) Cost ($/yr) Power (watts) Cost ($/yr)
220 25 $7.70 18 $5.50 5–6 $1.50–$1.80
420 40 $12.30 28 $8.60 7–9 $2.10–$2.80
720 60 $18.40 42 $12.90 11–13 $3.40–$4
930 75 $23 52 $15.90 13–15 $4–$4.60
1300 100 $30.70 70 $21.50 18–23 $5.50–$7.10

(Source: Sustainability Victoria 2017)

How to participate?

To participate, you need to use the services of an accredited provider which must use Victorian Energy Upgrades-approved products. To be approved, each product must be registered by the administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, and meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks. These products can be purchased directly from the accredited provider or from a third party. Make sure to ask your accredited provider for more information about how this works.

How to choose an accredited provider?

As with any market, it's worth shopping around and working out the right fit for your needs. Check the table below to find an accredited provider in your area but, when searching, remember to find the best deal by following these tips:

Check out accredited providers

There is a range of businesses accredited under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program offering different types of products, services, expertise and costs. 

Ensure the product's suitability

There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

Check the level of incentive

The amount of incentive an accredited provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.