Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Vic Government Scheme

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

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    Zero Cost

    FREE energy-saving light bulb replacement for Victorian households. LED bulbs help save over 80% on energy bills.

    Zero Maintenance

    LED light bulbs 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.

    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

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    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
    • Installation
    • 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

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    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

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    Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Vic Government Scheme

    LED Upgrade Process


    We will confirm the best time to visit your premises

    Site Assessment

    We will conduct a free assessment of your space

    Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Vic Government Scheme


    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 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.

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    Why LEDs?

    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

    Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Vic Government Scheme

    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.

    Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Vic Government Scheme

    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

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    VEU Program

    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.

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    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.

    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


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    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 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 Free Energy Saving Light Bulbs under Government Scheme in Victoria

    Q: Which LED light/bulb is best for my home?

    Not all spaces of your home need equal or the same lighting conditions. Some spaces — for example, Kitchen — require lights that emit blue light waves. LED Bulbs that produce blue and white light waves help you remain alert and focused. Such bulbs are good for task lighting too. Lights that produce warmer yellow colors are best suited for spaces like bedrooms and nap rooms.

    Q: How much would the home LED lights cost per hour?

    Let’s assume you are paying the electricity tariff of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. Leaving a LED bulb of 10 watts on for an hour will cost you 0.1 cents per hour.

    Q: What’s wrong with the globes, CFLs, halogen downlights and 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 the old light bulbs you are using at your house. We check the type and number of old lights and recommend LED replacement products to reduce your energy consumption.
    Q: How does the free 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 free energy saving light bulbs under government scheme in Victoria reduce your energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), 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 using incandescent, halogen, or CFL bulbs is eligible for upgrading to energy-efficient LED light bulbs 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