Free LED Lighting Upgrade For Residents Of Vic Under VEU Scheme

Upgrade to LED Lights today:

  • It’s completely FREE
  • Save up to 80% on energy bills
  • No additional or maintenance cost
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Proven end-to-end service

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    Zero Cost

    Residential LED bulbs & light globes replacements are completely free. They help save over 80 percent on energy bills.

    Zero Maintenance

    LED lights consume very little energy and last over 25,000 hours or 3 years, meaning no more blown bulbs.

    Quality Products

    LED products we install are approved under the VEU (aka VEET) scheme. We use Ecobulb, Primsal and the like.

    Best in Class Service

    Good service makes the difference. We focus on quality thus all upgrades are done by A-Grade electricians.

    Why LEDs?

    LEDs are better than Incandescent & CFL Bulbs

    LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED products create light about 90% more efficient than incandescent light bulbs. When an electric current passes through a microchip, it illuminates the tiny light sources called LEDs that emit light in the visible spectrum. LEDs have a heat sink built-in that absorbs radiated heat to keep energy consumption and dissipation of heat low.

    LED bulbs differ from incandescent and CFLs in several ways. They are highly efficient(lumen/watt ratings are highest), versatile, and durable.
    Bar Chart of efficiency of lighting technologies
    LEDs are directional light sources, i.e., they emit light in a specific direction, unlike incandescent and CFLs, which emit light and heat in all directions. This makes LEDs energy efficient. Needless to say, sophisticated engineering is required to make LED light bulbs that last longer and shine bright while consuming less energy. Lower energy consumption means lesser greenhouse gas emissions.

    If ever wondered how a light bulb with sealed glass could produce any greenhouse gas, here’s some food for thought – it’s not the light bulb but carbon emission during the generation of electricity a light bulb consumes. Coal power stations being one of the biggest contributors of all.
    Bar Chart of Australian Family's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pattern
    Australian households produce a lot of greenhouse gases, mostly from transportation, heating and refrigeration, lighting appliances and waste (in landfills). However, most families can lower their greenhouse gas emissions and slash their energy costs by opting for energy efficiency program like VEU. The households account for around 1/5th of the total GHG emissions by Australia i.e. 18 tonnes per household each year. It can increase or decrease depending upon your lifestyle and your energy retailer.

    Three main pollutants a power station produces are:

    • Sulfur Dioxide: Responsible for acid rain
    • Nitrogen Oxide: Responsible for smog
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Responsible for global warning

    VEU Program

    Victorian Energy Upgrades – An Introduction

    The program is the most popular energy-saving initiative by the government of Australia to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable to Victorian households and businesses. Established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 on 1 January 2009 and administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the scheme is legislated to continue in three-year phases until January 1, 2030.

    The scheme was renamed from VEET (Victorian Energy Efficiency Target) to the VEU scheme on August 1, 2017. Since the date of its commencement, the energy program aims to:

    • Make energy efficiency improvements more affordable
    • Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases
    • Encourage investment, employment, and technology development in industries supplying energy efficiency products and services across Victoria

    In the last 10 years, more than 50 million energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) have been generated under the energy efficiency scheme. This means, 50 million VEECs are equal to 50 million tonnes of greenhouse gas stopped from entering into the atmosphere. More than 100,000 energy-efficient products have been installed in Victorian households and businesses in 2017 alone.


    What are the Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs)?

    Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are electronic certificates created under the VEU program when a certain energy efficiency activity is undertaken in a residential or commercial setup. Each certificate represents one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

    Accredited Providers (AP) can generate Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). Once created, Accredited Providers then sell these certificates to energy retailers who have a liability to surrender a certain number of certificates each year. The Victorian government sets annual greenhouse gas reduction targets that require energy retailers to buy a certain number of certificates.

    The number of certificates generated is based on the greenhouse gas savings that are associated with the product or service. The level of incentive or discount received by households and businesses varies depending on the market activity and certificate price.

    20175.9 million5.9 million
    20186.1 million6.1 million
    20196.3 million6.3 million
    20206.5 million6.5 million

    Free Upgrade

    LED Lights Replacement Under the VEU Program

    Victorian households can get old lights replaced with energy-efficient LED products for free under the VEU program. The accredited provider (AP) assesses your sight and replaces old lights (globes, halogen lights & CFLs) with energy-efficient LED residential lighting products approved under the scheme to reduce energy bills. Every upgrade allows APs to generate Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). Each certificate represents one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions abated through energy efficiency. Here are some interesting numbers VEU program has churned in last 10 years:

    • Generated over 50 million VEECs
    • Assisted installation of over 30 million energy-efficient lighting products in Victoria

    For 2019 and 2020, VEU is targeting 3 million and 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emission abatement through energy efficiency.  An average Victorian household dedicates about 5%-10% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-saving lighting is one of the easiest & fastest ways to cut your energy bills and carbon emissions.

    FREE! Is There a Catch?

    No! Because all the upgrades are done under the VEU program. You don’t have to pay for the replaced products. The energy savings program is a mandatory carbon reduction initiative introduced by the Victorian government to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by moving from old lights such as incandescent, halogen, and CFL bulbs to energy-efficient LED bulbs approved under the scheme.

    Free LED replacement products:

    • Incandescent bulbs
    • Halogen lights
    • CFL bulbs

    How We Do It

    Residential Lighting Upgrade Process & Benefits

    Ecofin Solutions ForU provides an end-to-end service to make the transition from old to new technology as smooth as possible and ensure the best possible lighting outcomes and ROI.

    Our typical LED lighting upgrade process takes the following steps. However, we are highly adaptable in our approach so that we can cater to your varying requirements in the best way possible. Here’s the residential lighting upgrade process we follow:

    • Enquiry: We will confirm the best time to visit your premises
    • Site assessment: We will do a free assessment of your premises
    • Installation
    • Start saving

    Benefits of LED Light Replacement:

    • Save up to 80% on your lighting costs by switching to LED lights
    • Reduced maintenance costs because LED lights last longer
    • Save a lot more with LED lights having built-in motion and daylight sensors
    • Lower air conditioning cost as LED lights don’t emit heat
    • Quality lighting with 3 to 5-year product warranties
    • Better lighting and ambiance through energy-efficient residential lighting upgrade
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    Energy Efficient LED Replacement Products

    We replace old lights such as globes, halogen downlights and reflectors with energy-efficient LED products in Melbourne, Victoria.

    While planning your energy-efficient upgrade, we always consider:

    • The look and function of the space
    • Suitability of LED products
    • How to minimize energy usage

    Take advantage of the free led replacement program under VEU and:

    • Bid adieu to old globes, CFLs and halogens
    • Shrink your power bills by over 80%
    • Reduce the risk of household fire with a cooler running LED lights
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    LED Upgrade Process


    We will confirm the best time to visit your premises

    Site Assessment

    We will conduct a free assessment of your space


    Our A-grade electricians will replace old bulbs with LED lights

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    Save up to 80% on electricity bill by switching to LED lights

    Free Residential lighting under VEU Program

    Replace Old Lights with LEDs for Free Under the VEU Program Today

    To get old lights replaced with energy-efficient LED lights for free, all you need is get in touch with an LED lighting installer like us who can help you switch to LED lights for free in Victoria under the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program. Worried about the authenticity of products installed and documentation? Don’t! We install products approved under the VEU scheme to meet quality and safety standards. Brands we use are Ecobulb, Onsemi, Primsal, etc. As for the paperwork, we do it on your behalf to ensure your successful participation in the program to avail free LED replacement.

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    Residential LED Lighting Rebates

    Under the Victorian Government LED Light Replacement Program, A Victorian homeowner or an industrialist is eligible to replace Incandescent bulbs, linear & compact fluorescent lights & HPS/HID high bays with their LED counterparts like T5 linear LED high bays.
    When you replace old halogen or incandescent lights with new energy-efficient LED lights, there will be a substantial reduction in your electricity bill. The actual reduction number varies as it is subjected to the number of upgrades, operating time of the lights & corresponding units of electricity saved by the new LED lights. The following table shows the running cost of various types of globes to deliver the same output as a 100W incandescent globe.Household energy efficiency

    Cost Of Globes To Deliver The Same Output As A 100W Incandescent Globe

    Type Of Globe WattsHourly running cost
    for all globes
    in an average Victorian home
    Incandescent globe100W$1.92
    Halogen globe75W$1.44
    Low voltage halogen (downlight)70W$1.11
    Compact fluorescent light (CFL)22W$0.48
    Linear fluorescent14W$0.23
    LED globe14W$0.23
    LED downlight20W$0.34

    Though the average running cost of the globes may vary slightly as per unit (kWh) electricity rates can vary from retailer to retailer, the LED globes are clearly the winners as around 8 hours of running cost of a LED globe is equal to an hour running cost of the incandescent globe.

    FAQs about Residential LED Light Replacement

    Q: What’s wrong with the halogen bulbs & fluorescent tubes installed at my home?
    You’re wasting money if you haven’t switched to the LED lights. Not only the energy cost of halogens and CFLs is higher, but you’re also spending more time and money on maintenance and replacement costs. Incandescent lights incur environmental costs too.

    Q: Why should I switch to LED lights?
    LEDs are the most efficient, environment-friendly and longest-lasting light source. LEDs are modern lighting technology that is outperforming all other lighting techs.
    Q: How do I know which light product is a right fit for my existing lights?
    A lighting expert is your best bet for answering this question, as they can help guide you toward quality lighting solutions that reduce energy usage. Our lighting experts can conduct a thorough on-site assessment of old lights you are using. We assess the site to check the type and number of old lights and recommend LED replacement products to reduce your energy consumption.
    Q: How does the LED upgrade process work?
    The LED upgrade process starts with fixing a no-obligation appointment with property owners (household and commercial) to perform a free assessment of the site. The assessment is followed by a detailed proposal (in case of commercial upgrades) and a visit from one of the installers/A-grade electricians who replace old lights with new, energy-efficient LED products.
    Q: Is it free of charge?
    Yes. The VEU Scheme is a Victorian state government scheme that aims to encourage people to switch from old lights to energy-efficient LED lights.
    The LED lights at your home or business will reduce your energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, creating Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). The VEECs we generate by doing LED lighting upgrades at your place are then sold by us to the energy providers who are liable to buy a specific number of VEECs every year, thus allowing us to offer the aforementioned products at heavily discounted prices or for FREE.
    Q: Do I need to sign any paper?
    Yes. We provide you with a service that is discounted or free of charge. In exchange, you are assigning to us your VEECs. When you sign the form, you are confirming that the details on the form are true and correct, the products have been installed and you have given us the VEECs.

    Q: Why do you need to take away my old lamps?
    It is mandatory for us to remove, dispose of safely all the replaced/old lamps and have them recycled under the VEU (formerly known as VEET) Scheme. We collect all incandescent, halogen, and CFL bulbs and dispose of them at the government-certified recycler.

    Q: Is the installation conducted by a certified electrician?
    Yes. All the replacement work is done by an A-grade licensed electrician. All installers under the scheme are licensed electricians and you can always ask for the installer’s license prior to the installation.

    Q: Who is eligible for residential/domestic lighting upgrades under the VEU scheme?
    Every household who are using incandescent, halogen or CFL bulbs are eligible for the upgrade. They are eligible for upgrading to energy-efficient LED lights in Victoria.

    Q: Does swapping incandescent/halogen/fluorescent lights with LEDs help the environment?
    Yes. When you switch from Incandescent/halogen/CFLs to LED lights, it doesn’t just save you energy and electricity bills but also reduce the amount of energy required to light your home or business, thus reducing the carbon footprints and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions.

    Q: How much rebate is offered under the Victorian government VEU scheme?
    The rebate amount depends on the following factors:

    1. The difference in current energy consumption and energy consumption after the LED lighting upgrade.
    2. The type of lighting being installed
    3. The market price of the energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) at the time and specific calculation method used under the relevant state (Victoria/NSW/South Australia).
    Q: Can Ecofin Solutions ForU do the lighting upgrade?
    Yes! we can manage your whole lighting upgrades process that includes:

    1. Assessment of current energy consumption and deciding on quality lighting products that are suitable for your workplace/home
    2. Installation of new lights by licensed A-grade electrician
    3. Disposing and recycling of old lights
    4. Your government rebate
    Q: Will I get the same light output with LEDs as I was getting before?
    The light output will improve substantially. We ensure that after upgrading your lighting to LEDs, your premises has a strong, uniform light output at much lower power usage.
    Q: Are the new lights under warranty?
    The manufacturer’s warranty applies. LED manufacturers generally offer between 2-7 years warranty on commercial lights. We only partner with reputable companies that offer high-quality products and are approved under the VEU program.

    Q: What happens to the old lights?
    Once our electricians remove all old lights from your workplace, they will send them off for recycling at a government-approved recycling facility.
    Q: How will we manage the disruption during the replacement process?
    We work with you to carefully plan an installation schedule for the upgrade. The replacement schedule will be carefully planned to cause minimum disruption to your workplace or home.
    Q: How do I know what products are VEU approved?
    A list of the approved units can be found on the ESC VEU Product Register.

    Q: What is decommissioning?
    Decommissioning ensures that the old lights cannot be used again. The decommissioning process is mandated under the VEU scheme. To meet the requirements of energy efficiency schemes like VEU, evidence of decommissioning (such as photos of the old unit or recycling certificate) must be provided.

    Q: Why should I choose Ecofin Solutions ForU?
    • All upgrades are done by A-grade electricians
    • LED products we install are approved under the VEU rebate program
    • LED lighting solutions (residential and commercial) we provide are compliant with ESC’s guidelines and government scheme
    • We advocate energy efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, and energy savings schemes’ growth
    • We help Australian households and businesses reduce energy bills and promote greenhouse gas emission reductions in a cost-effective way
    • We provide information about the cost and effectiveness of the schemes and energy efficiency in general
    • We advocate new and emerging energy efficiency technologies to provide maximum benefits to consumers