Free LED High Bay Lights Replacement in Victoria
Swap old high bays with LED high bays in your warehouse or shed under the LED high bay replacement program and save up to 80% on electricity bills and hundreds of Australian dollars on maintenance and repurchasing cost
Free LED High Bays for Warehouses(Sheds), Factory & Retail stores
LED High Bay Replacement is Done Under VEU Program
We are replacing old lights with energy-efficient LED lights under the Victorian government’s Victorian Energy Upgrades program (formerly known as the VEET Scheme). VEU is an acronym for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.
Regulated by the ESC (Essential Services Commission) Australia, the VEU program helps Victorians reduce their power bills and greenhouse gas emissions by providing access to subsidized/discounted energy-efficient products and offering free LED lights for businesses.
Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are created for each energy upgrade we do. These VEECs are sold to energy retailers who are bound to buy and surrender a certain amount of certificates to meet the annual target set in Victorian legislation.
We offer FREE installations of warehouse LED high bay lights across Victoria under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Taking advantage of the VEU scheme, Victorian businesses can upgrade their existing HPS and halogen high bay lights to new LED high bays for absolutely no cost. We work with Glow Green Pty Ltd – an Accredited Provider (AP) under the VEU program
Advantages Of Upgrading To LED High Bays Lights In Australia
- Reduce your power bills by over 70%.
- State government rebates
- Better lighting at a lower cost.
- Improved productivity at the workplace.
- Low to no maintenance cost.
- Reduced air conditioning cost.
- Protection against future electricity price hikes.
- Lesser greenhouse gas emissions.
- No warm-up time.
- Low heat emissions.
- Easier to dim.
- Improved power factor.
- Can be coupled with motion/occupancy sensors.
How Do A Australian Business Choose The Best LED High Bay Lights?
Before replacing a high-intensity halogen high bay with LED high bay light, look for commercial lighting rebates offered by Australian state governments. Select and compare several specs like LED equivalent wattage, lumen output, correlated color temperature (CCT), color rendering index (CRI), lumen per watt rating and lifespan of the LED light. You also need to confirm whether the LED high bays are dimmable/non-dimmable and they can be retrofitted to the existing fixture.
While choosing LED high bay lights for your business, match your current fixture’s lumen output to the linear high bay that you are considering. This is a good sign that linear LED high bay fixtures are correct for you, rather than just the equivalent wattage. Be sure also to check the correlated color temperature.
A smaller number of Kelvins means that the light is warmer, closer to the incandescent which is not a good choice for a commercial space. A higher Kelvin number(>4000 Kelvin) means the light is cooler and best suited for commercial or industrial applications. A light source of cooler temperature helps in increasing productivity and decreasing strain on the eyes.
How To Dim LED High Bay Lights?
LED high bay lights can be dimmed using a 0-10 volt dimmer switch/controller. Before buying a dimmer switch, ensure that your LED High Bay light driver and fixture are compatible with the 0-10V dimmer switch. You can either read the manufacturer’s manual or call the manufacturer to know the compatibility of the dimmer switch with the LED high bay driver and fixture.
A 0-10V dimming controller controls the lighting output of an LED High Bay luminaire by shunting voltage supplied by its driver. If you keep the dimmer controller at 10V, the luminaire will give 100% lighting output. Similarly, dimmer switch at 5V and 1V position will cause lighting output to be dropped by 50% and 90% respectively.
There are Three Main Types of LED High Bay Lights
Linear LED High Bays
Linear LED high bay lights look similar to fluorescent tube high bays. They are rectangular in design and an ideal replacement for the fluorescent tube high bays. Because of their linear design, they are easy to install and best suitable for aisles.
Conventional High Bays
Such lights have a reflector in the form of a cone. Old-fashioned mercury vapor or metal halide high bay lights required a reflector. LEDs that already direct their light output downwards don’t need the diffuser. If not designed correctly, the reflector dome may inhibit the ability of a high bay LED to dissipate heat
UFO/Round LED High Bays
Round type high bays are the most commonly styled having a disk-like shape. The form typically requires the installation of a heat sink so that the LEDs can work in their operating temperatures.
What are the High Bay Lights?
As the name suggests, high bay lights are ceiling lights — 20 to 45 feet high — used to illuminate large spaces like a big retail store, garage, shed, or warehouse. On the contrary, low bay lights are used to illuminate a space with a ceiling less than 20 feet high. As a high ceiling warehouse or bay has more space to fill, a high bay is a powerful energy-efficient light source that is powerful enough to light up a large space or warehouse.
Where are the High Bay Lights Used?
Due to their position and high lumen output, needless to say, high bays are the right fit for commercial and industrial applications. These have several uses across a variety of industries including garages, warehouses, manufacturing and assembly lines, large recreational facilities, factories, sheds, gyms, and storage facilities. They are being used in Australia for large convention halls, event centers, or any place that requires lighting from a height of over 20 feet.
Let’s see how they relate to some of these industries.
Commercial & Retail stores
Highbays are used in large grocery stores, casinos, retail displays and malls, and other retail / commercial settings to boost light quality and to save a lot of energy.
Warehouses are often faced with lighting issues. Light standards must be met by warehouses without impacting light quality. LED high bays have perfectly met the requirements of the warehouses while ensuring the best levels of lumens and color temperatures.
Cold Storage facilities
The vast floor space & diverse lighting requirements of cold storage facilities influence the choice of lighting. When workers are present, high-quality light is needed without heating up the critical temperature of the plant. High bay lights are exceptionally perfect lighting solutions for cold storage.
The factory spaces require high-quality and energy-efficient lighting. High-bay lights are efficient in the manufacturing environment and are designed primarily for rugged factory settings. High bay lights can optimize the required light intensity while reducing energy consumption.
Garages and Sheds
When it comes to sheds and garages, the lights play a critical role, particularly when you are working with sharp objects or inflammable materials.
Shed are either brighten up by natural light or artificial lights. Door, windows and skylights are the natural light sources in a shed or garage. If the natural light is adequate, most garage jobs can be done during the daytime. However, natural light often create shadows and make it hard to find things or work on a job where precision and focus is needed.
It is recommended to install artificial lights in garages and sheds, even if you plan to work during the daytime only.
Things to keep in mind before buying or replacing garage and shed lights
There are variable like size and location of your garage, how long and how often you are planning to work inside the shed, and you budget. To save on lighting cost, always check rebates offered on garage and shed lights by various state governments.
Linear LED High Bay Lights
People working in commercial or industrial settings often experience eye strain or fatigue caused by the low lumen (or harsh) old HID/fluorescent high bay light.
Linear LED high bay lights are acclaimed for offering amply bright and evenly distributed lighting. They are perfect for lighting up large indoor spaces with high ceilings.
Linear high bay lights with high lumen output delivers the best results when installed to light up a large surface area between the high ceiling and floor — as in warehouses or Industry shop floors.
The LED high bay lighting fixtures we replace under the VEU program are a direct replacement for metal halides or fluorescent fixtures and bulbs.
What Types of Fixtures & Fittings are Used in High Bay Lights?
Various types of fixtures are used when installing high bay lights. Every high bay fixture has its pros and cons. LED high bays, for example, have a long service life and high energy efficiency, but require a larger initial investment, whereas traditional metal halides & halogen/HID lamps are less expensive to buy initially but they do not last as long as LED high bays and devour thousands of units of electricity.
LED High Bay Lighting Vs Metal Halide
LED high bay lighting fixtures are better at energy efficiency, average rate life hours, and maintenance costs. LED high bays release little to no heat. This translates to significantly reduced HVAC load and resultant savings on air-conditioning costs.
In addition to the advantages, high bays LED lights come in a range of designs & fixtures like troffer fixtures, high bay lights, linear high bays, architectural high bays, and grid-mount high bays.
Savings On Energy Bills After Upgrading to LED High Bay Lights
Savings on electricity bills vary depending on utility rates, existing lighting fixtures (HIDs or fluorescents), and actual usage. You need to factor in other variables like cost of installation and rebates under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program.
To estimate the savings, let’s consider an example. Company A runs a 30,000 square feet big factory floor lit by 130 magnetic ballast high bay fixtures (with 400 watts lamp) that are mounted 25 feet above the floor. Each fixture is powered by 58-watt ballast. The company operates the facility for 5000 hours every year. Let’s assume the utility rates are averaged at 14c/kWh. Based on these numbers the annual energy consumption of the facility operated by company A equals 297,000 kWh. And at $0.14 per kWh, the annual cost to run the lighting system equals $41,580, or $3,465 per month.
Company A has now decided to retrofit all 130 metal halide lamps with 200 watts plug-and-play with high bay LED lights. The total annual lighting energy consumption falls from 297,000 kWh to 167,700 kWh. The switch to LED high bay lights resulted in an annual savings of $18,372 for company A.
LED High Bay Lights With Motion Sensors
LED high bay lights with motion/occupancy sensors can automatically turn on/off based on the presence of people. For example, If there is no human presence in a retail store alley for a long time, LED high bay lights with motion sensors will get automatically turned off without any manual trigger.
This attribute is the reason why motion-sensor-triggered LED high bay lights are even more energy-saving.