The rebate amount depends on:
- the difference in energy consumption between the lighting being replaced and the new lighting being installed
- the type of lighting being installed
- the market price of the energy efficiency certificates at the time
- the specific calculation method used under the relevant state scheme.
We can give you an accurate rebate amount for your specific lighting requirements as part of a free lighting assessment and proposal.
No, rebates only apply to 'approved' products under the specific state energy efficiency scheme.
Our Lighting Consultants can advise you exactly which products are approved, and which ones we would recommend for your individual business requirements.
Your return on investment depends on:
- the number of hours your lighting is used
- your electricity cost
- how inefficient your existing lighting is (both in terms of the type of lighting and whether occupancy sensors or other control devices are in use).
For example, if your business operates extended hours, then your payback period will be considerably shorter than, say an office that operates business hours. A Melbourne gaming venue recently achieved an ROI of nine months, while an upgrade of an Accountancy office was paid back within 2 years.
We can manage your whole lighting upgrade, which includes:
- supplying a full range of high quality lighting products tailored to your workplace
- an A grade electrician to install the lights
- removal and recycling of your old lights
- your government rebate
- a report detailing your estimated return on investment.
More often than not, your lighting will improve after an upgrade. We ensure that after upgrading your lighting, your premises has a strong uniform light output and meets the Australian Standard (ASNZ 1680) for workplace lighting.
The manufacturers warranty applies. LED manufacturers generally offer between two and seven years warranty on commercial lights. We only partner with reputable companies who produce high quality products.
We were recently contacted by a company who had spent $50,000 (paid upfront) sourcing cheap LED lighting from an overseas supplier. Despite an enormous amount of effort and resource expended on their part, they couldn't get approval to use the lights in Australia.
In another case, we installed new lighting for a company who had replaced their lighting only eight months earlier. They had imported the lights themselves, had them installed and found that in this short space of time most had failed. We had to remove all of the lights and replace them with higher quality alternatives. In this case, no government incentive applied as they were not replacing inefficient lighting, but rather poor quality efficient lighting.
This commodity approach to lighting is very high risk and rarely works out well. Although the lights may be cheaper, it is potentially a very expensive strategy, not just in terms of quality issues, but also in the opportunity cost of diverting attention away from your core business.
Engaging a lighting solutions company to perform an upgrade, gives you access to quality products that have been extensively tested, and relationships with quality suppliers that have been built up over time. If on the rare occasion you do have an issue with a particular light, you can be confident that your warranty will hold up.
While an electrician can certainly advise on actual light replacements, they typically won’t consider the energy or maintenance savings or the overall return on investment from a business point of view.
An energy efficient lighting upgrade should be seen as a strategic business initiative, rather than simply a technology replacement.
Yes. We can work with your electrician or supply our own.
Our electrical contractors will remove all rubbish and clean the installation areas.
Our electricians remove all old lights from your workplace and send them off for recycling at an appropriate recycling facility.
Usually two to three weeks after receiving the required deposit, depending on stock availability.
We work with you to carefully plan an installation schedule for the upgrade.
In fact, here's what Christopher Heath, Facility Manager at Raleigh Park Estate in Sydney, had to say about an upgrade we did:
The installations were done in a very efficient and professional manner. The electricians were courteous and worked around the residents as they wanted to access or exit the garage areas. The committees and residents are delighted with the end result and look forward to reduced electricity bills.
Only Accredited Certificate Providers (ACP's) can create energy efficiency certificates and therefore offer the associated rebates.
We are an ACP in:
- South Australia
- New South Wales and
Your rebate will be paid either as a discount on a lighting installation project, or as a cash back after the project is completed.
Also see How energy efficiency schemes work.