Get Free Energy Saving LED Light Bulbs Under Victorian Government Scheme
Upgrade to LED Lights today:
- It’s completely FREE
- Save up to 80% on monthly power bills
- VEU-approved LED products
- No maintenance cost
- Reduced carbon footprint
FREE energy-saving light bulb replacement for Victorian households. LED bulbs help save over 80% on energy bills.
LED light bulbs consume very little energy and last over 25,000 hours or 3 years, meaning no more blown bulbs.
LED products we install are approved under the VEU (aka VEET) scheme. We use Ecobulb, Primsal, and the like.
Good service makes the difference. We focus on quality thus all upgrades are done by A-Grade electricians.
Free LED Replacement
Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs Under VEU Program
Victorian households can replace old light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs for free under the VEU program. The accredited provider (AP) and their representatives assess your home’s lighting set-up and replace old lights (globes, halogen downlights, and CFLs) with energy-efficient LED lighting products approved under the VEU scheme to reduce your 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 the VEU program has churned in the last 10 years:
- Generated over 50 million VEECs
- Assisted installation of over 30 million energy-efficient lighting products in Victoria
By 2021, VEU is targeting 6.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions abatement through energy efficiency. An average Victorian household dedicates about 5-10% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to LED light bulbs is one of the easiest and fastest ways to cut power bills and GHG emissions.
FREE! Is there a catch?
No! This is because all LED upgrades are done under the VEU program. You don’t pay for the replaced products. VEU is a carbon reduction initiative by the Victoria government to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by moving from old lights (incandescent, halogen, CFL bulbs) to energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Old lights we replace:
- Incandescent bulbs
- Halogen downlights
- CFL bulbs
- Candle lights
- Indoor & outdoor reflectors
We work with Glow Green Pty Ltd – an Accredited Provider (AP) under the VEU program
How We Do It?
Residential LED Upgrade Process and 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 downlights upgrade process takes the following steps: However, we are highly adaptable to our approach so that we can cater to your varying requirements in the best way possible. Here’s the residential lighting free light bulbs 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
- Start saving
Benefits of LED Light Bulb Replacement:
- Save up to 80% on your lighting costs by switching to LED light bulbs
- 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 costs 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 upgrades
LED Products We Install
We replace old lights — except fluoro tubes as fluorescent tubes are not covered under the VEU program — such as light globes, halogen downlights, CFLs, and reflectors with LED lights in Victorian homes.
While planning an energy upgrade, we always consider:
- Look and function of the space
- Suitability of LED products
- Energy usage
Take advantage of free LED replacement program under VEU and:
- Bid adieu to light globes, CFLs, and halogen downlights
- Shrink your power bills by over 80%
- Reduce the risk of household fires with cooler running LED light bulbs
LED Upgrade Process
We will confirm the best time to visit your premises
We will conduct a free assessment of your space
Our A-grade electricians will replace old bulbs with LED lights
Save up to 80% on electricity bill by switching to LED lights
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 the 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 the free LED replacement.
Why LED bulbs 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.
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 you 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.
Australian households produce a lot of greenhouse gasses, 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 programs like VEU. 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. The 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 Warming
Victorian Energy Upgrades Program (VEU)
The program is the most popular energy-saving initiative by the government of Australia to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable for 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. From 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 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.
|YEAR||AMOUNT OF CERTIFICATES (VEECs)||TONNES OF CO2-E GHG ABATEMENT|
|2017||5.9 million||5.9 million|
|2018||6.1 million||6.1 million|
|2019||6.3 million||6.3 million|
|2020||6.5 million||6.5 million|
Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Government Scheme in Victoria
Free energy-saving light bulbs under the government scheme enable Victorian homeowners to replace incandescent bulbs, CFLs, and halogen downlights with their LED counterparts for absolutely no charge.
Replacing halogens or incandescent light bulbs with free light bulbs (LEDs) offers a substantial reduction in your electricity bill. The actual reduction number depends on the number and type of bulbs replaced, the operating time of lights, and corresponding units of electricity saved by the new LED lights. The following table shows the running cost of various lights to deliver the same output as a 100W incandescent globe.
Cost Of Globes To Deliver The Same Output As A 100W Incandescent Globe
|Type Of Globe||Watts||Hourly running cost
for all globes
in an average Victorian home
|Low voltage halogen (downlight)||70W||$1.11|
|Compact fluorescent light (CFL)||22W||$0.48|
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.