LED Floodlights Replacement under VEU Program in Victoria
We replace HID or HPS lights with LED floodlights for Victorian households and businesses
Switch to Energy Efficient LED Floodlights Today
We Replace HID and HPS Lights with LED Floodlights under the VEU Program
The state government’s rebate program on energy efficiency upgrades is helping Victorian businesses reduce energy consumption and save thousands on their power bills. Small and big businesses in Victoria can reduce their energy consumption on lighting by up to 80% simply by swapping halogen floodlights with energy-efficient LED floodlights for free.
Do you Qualify for a Free LED Floodlight Upgrade?
If you live in Victoria and use HID floodlights in your house or business, you are eligible for a free LED replacement. However, we may require a minimum number of old lights to be upgraded to qualify.
Common Issues with HID Lights
High Energy Costs
The most significant advantage of LED floodlights is a low operational cost. HID floodlights incur almost double running costs than LED floodlights.
High Maintenance Costs
Replacement bulbs of HID floodlights cost high. Additionally, they are typically installed at hard-to-enter places such as stadiums, gyms, warehouses, parking areas or garages. Changing a light bulb at such places translates into spending additional replacement cost on lifts and technicians. Longer life of LED lighting means that you less often need to replace light bulbs.
HID floodlights also require a functioning ballast. LED floodlights do not require a ballast. The upgrading to LED floodlight, therefore, reduces the replacement cost for every ballast attached to a HID floodlight fixture.
Low Lighting Performance
HID floodlights light output begins to depreciate when they reach half of their lifespan. Moreover, HID lamps will turn pink, green, or purple after some operational hours.
Advantages of LED Floodlights over HID or Metal Halides?
Compared with their older halogen and incandescent predecessors, LED floodlights deliver many advantages. The less operating power of LED floodlights translates into lower energy bills. In addition, the long lifespan of LED floodlights ensures that you spend less money on replacement & maintenance costs.
LED light bulbs are usually fed with an integrated LED driver, which can be directly connected to your power supply 230 volt/50 Hz. This eliminates the need for an additional ballast required for HID floodlights.
Four major advantages to LED floodlights over HID lamps
- Highly energy-efficient
- Longest lifespan
- Good quality light (High CRI)
- Low maintenance and replacement cost costs
Comparison: HID vs. LED Floodlights
|Property||LED Lights||HID Lights|
|Color Temperature||LED have colour temperatures ranging from 2200K-6000K (from yellow to light blue). LEDs generally have better color temperature options than HID.||High Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, and Mercury Vapor utilize different chemical compositions to generate light and have specific color temperatures associated with the composition within their bulb.|
|CRI||LEDs have a very broad spectrum of CRI values ranging from 65-95.||CRI values for HIDs range from extremely low in the case of low and HPS lamps (0-25) to moderate in the case of metal halide lamps (60). Some HID lights may reach CRI as high as the mid-90s.|
|Cycling||LEDs turn on and off instantaneously. There is no warm up or cool down period. They produce steady light without flicker.||HID lights require a noticeable warm up time that ranges from half a second to several minutes in case of stadium lighting. They may flicker or cycle on and off as the bulb reaches the end of its useful life.|
|Directional||LEDs emit light in 180 degrees.||HID is omnidirectional, meaning it emits light in 360 degrees.|
|Energy Efficiency||LEDs are very efficient as compared to every lighting type on the market. Typical source efficiency ranges 37 – 120 lumens/watt. Most values for LED system efficiency fall above 50 lumens/watt.||HIDs have efficiency much lower (<30 lumens/watt) than LEDs due to losses associated with omnidirectional light output and heat emission. By far the most efficient HID variant is the High Pressure Sodium lamp whose source efficiency can range from 100-190 lumens/watt.|
|Emissions||LEDs do not produce irrelevant radiations such as IR or UV.||HID lights produce relevant amounts of both IR and UV radiation.|
|Failure Characteristics||LEDs start to dim gradually over time.||HIDs exhibit an end-of-life phenomenon known as cycling where the lamp goes on and off without human input prior to eventually failing entirely.|
|Heat Emissions||LEDs emit very little heat.||HIDs emit a lot of heat. Heat loss represents energy inefficiency. The ultimate purpose of the device is to emit light, not heat.|
|Lifespan||LEDs last longer than any lighting product commercially available on the market. Lifespan typically ranges from 25,000 to 200,000 hours before requiring replacement.||HID lights have a shorter lifespan when compared to LEDs. Typical lifespan range from 6,000 to 24,000 hours before a bulb requires replacement.|
What to Look for Before Going for LED Floodlights?
Lumen rating determines how bright a light is. Higher the lumen the brighter the light will be. Floodlights with high lumen numbers are needed to illuminate the large spaces.
Some floodlights are fitted with PIR (passive infrared receiver) sensors. Floodlights will be activated when infrared sensors detect any motion.
The angle of the light spread — the broader the angle, the more surface light covers.
Colour temperature (°K)
The higher the Kelvin count, the cooler the light is. If you want floodlights for a lawn or backyard, you should go for a warmer one, i.e. lower Kelvin number light. A cooler light with a higher Kelvin level offers bright illumination, suitable for security applications.
Ingress protection (IP65)
A floodlight with IP65 rating is protected against water ingression.