Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes under VEU Program
LED tubes are often used for workplace and retail lighting.
LED tubes are often used for workplace and retail lighting. They work perfectly in climate-controlled areas with standard ceiling heights like offices, retails stores, garages and factory floors. LED tubes are an energy-efficient substitute for fluorescent tubes. They additionally offer better colour rendering, require much less upkeep and burn out much less often with a lifetime of up to 30,000 hours.
You should not get too stuck in a wattage equivalent if you are planning to migrate from fluorescent tubes to LED tubes. Rather look at the lumens and height of your light fixture.
We Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes under VEU Program
The Victorian Government’s VEU 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 swapping 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.
How can LED Upgrade Help your Business?
LED lighting upgrade 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.
- 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 fluorescent tubes.
Is Your Business Eligible for LED Tube Upgrade?
The answer is yes and we still offer this service in Victoria. LED upgrade is 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 lights consumers are faced with a range of issues. While the initial cost of a fluorescent 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 a fluorescent light is turned on, the lifespan of the tube gets shortened.
The more frequently fluorescent tubes are turned on and off, the shorter the lifespan is. Fluorescent 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. The 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 fluorescent tubes, which turn most energy into heat and can turn only 60% of the energy into light.
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 working life is shortened.
Lifespan of a standard fluorescent 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 a fluorescent light deteriorates dramatically over time. The performance is affected by ambient temperature and turning on/off cycle. 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 cost. 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 only 60% of energy into light.
Maintenance cost reduction
Besides the drastic reduction in energy cost, lower maintenance costs give LED tubes an edge over fluorescent tubes. Longer lifespan of LED tubes reduce not just maintenance cost but replacement cost as well.
LED tubes outperform conventional fluorescent tube lights when it comes to lighting performance. LED tubes distribute light evenly over a 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.
Can Fluorescent Tubes be Replaced with LED Tubes?
Yes! Fluorescent tubes can be easily replaced with LED tubes. Plug-and-play 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 will be removed and replaced with the LED tube. If the ballast is incompatible with 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 requirement. 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.
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