Replace Fluorescent Tubes With LED In AU (Free In VIC Under VEU Program)
LED tubes are often used for workplace and retail lighting.
LED tubes are frequently used in workplace and retail store lighting. They work perfectly in climate-controlled spaces with standard ceiling heights such as offices, retail stores, garages, and factory floors. LED tubes are an energy-efficient substitute for fluorescent tubes. They also have better colour rendering, require less upkeep, and burn out less frequently, lasting up to 30,000 hours before needing replacement.
You should not get too stuck in a wattage equivalent if you are planning to migrate from fluro tubes to LED tubes. Rather, look at the lumens and height of your light fixture. Your in-home display energy monitor can tell how many kilowatt-hours (energy) you’ve saved when replacing fluorescent tubes with swappable LEDs.
We Replace Fluro Tubes with LED Tubes under VEU Program
The Victorian Government’s Victorian Energy Upgrades rebate program on energy efficiency upgrades is helping Victorian businesses go green and save thousands on their power bills. Small and big businesses in Victoria can reduce their energy consumption on lighting by up to 60% simply by replacing fluorescent tubes with energy-efficient LED tubes under the rebate program.
We offer free LED replacement to eligible businesses under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program to help minimize energy usage, power bills, maintenance costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. We work with Glow Green Pty Ltd — an Accredited Provider (AP) under the VEU program.
How Can Fluro To LED Tube Upgrades Help Your Business In Australia?
LED tube lighting upgrades can help your business in many ways like:
- It will reduce energy bills resulting from electricity consumption on lighting.
- Reduce maintenance and labour costs on old light replacements.
- Get state-sponsored rebates on replacing fluorescent tubes with their LED equivalents.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Unlike Fluro tubes, LED tubes can be recycled after they reach the end of rated life.
We can help you with LED replacements for fluro tubes.
Is Your Business Eligible For Fluros To LED Tubes Upgrade?
The answer is yes, and we still offer this service in Victoria. LED upgrades are very popular and businesses like yours can benefit from the rebate scheme. There are some eligibility requirements like a minimum number of old lights to be upgraded in order to receive a discounted upgrade under the VEU program.
There are other LED products like downlights and high bays and panels that can be replaced for FREE, but, again, that depends on your business type and activity your business undertakes, including the number of operating hours.
Common Problems with Fluorescent Tubes
Fluorescent light consumers face a range of issues. While the initial cost of a fluro tube is relatively low, problems related to operation and maintenance occur over time. Fluorescent lighting is designed to operate for a limited time period. Each time you turn on a fluorescent light, the lifespan of the tube gets shortened.
The more frequently fluorescent tubes are turned on and off, the shorter the lifespan is. Fluro lamps are also sensitive to temperature changes, and their performance depreciates in colder temperatures.
LEDs have a higher energy efficiency when compared with fluorescent tubes. Efficiency is achieved as 95% of the consumed energy is converted into light by the LED lights and less than 5% is lost as heat. This contrasts dramatically with fluro tubes, which turn most energy into heat and can utilise only 60% of the energy for lighting.
Maintenance costs of fluorescent lights depend heavily on the operation time of the lamps and fixtures. In colder working environments or where the lamps are turned on and off frequently, total life hours of fluorescent tubes get slashed significantly. Whenever a fluorescent light is turned on, the electrode coil and cathode shield get degraded and the lamp’s operating life gets shortened.
The lifespan of a standard fluro tube lies between 7,000 to 15,000 hours (LED tubes last up to 30,000 hours). The shorter lifespan of fluorescent lights stipulates frequent replacements and thereby increasing the maintenance and replacement costs.
The performance of fluorescent light deteriorates dramatically over time. Performance is affected by ambient temperature and turning on/off cycle. The lighting performance of fluorescent tubes decreases explicitly either in a cold or hot environment.
Advantages of LED Tubes over Fluorescent Tubes
Switching over to LED tubes is an easy way to reduce energy costs. The efficiency of LED tubes is higher than fluorescent tubes as 95% of the energy consumed is converted into light, and less than 5% is lost as heat. This is in contrast with fluorescent tube lights, which turn most energy into heat and only 60% of energy into light.
Maintenance cost reduction
In addition to the drastic reduction in energy costs, lower maintenance costs give LED tubes an edge over fluorescent tubes. The longer lifespan of LED tubes reduces not just maintenance costs but replacement costs as well.
LED tubes outperform conventional fluorescent tube lights when it comes to lighting performance. LED tubes distribute light evenly over the surface whereas light from fluorescent lamps is spread in all directions or 360 degrees. This results in excess light in some areas, particularly in an office environment.
Replacing Fluorescent Tubes With LED Tubes In Australia
Fluorescent tubes are replaceable with LED tubes. Plug-and-play LED tubes are the easiest to connect since no additional wires or connectors are required. As long as the LED lamp is compatible with the fluorescent transformer/ballast, the fluorescent tube can be removed and replaced with its LED equivalant. If the ballast is incompatible with the LED tube, it can be bypassed by rewiring the existing fixture with new sockets.
We will do a free on-site assessment to check the number and type of old lights and your energy requirements. Installation is done by A-grade electricians. Old tubes or any other equipment that is removed or replaced is recycled in an appropriate manner. This is to ensure that old, inefficient equipment is not used anywhere else. Access the discounted lighting offer — under the rebate programs of various state governments of Australia — now by filling in your business details below and talk to our lighting expert today.