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Replace Old High Bays in Your Warehouse with LED High Bays FREE

Are your warehouse lights still running on old, halogen high bays tech with power-hungry light bulbs, which are eating up your business revenue? It’s time to switch to energy-efficient LED high bays that are designed to let you save big time on power and money.
Switching to LED high bays can help save your business upward of 80% on your power bills and hundreds and thousands of dollars on maintenance costs.

Free LED High Bay Lighting for Warehouse

Expert LED Lighting Installers in Melbourne, Australia

If you are a business owner in Victoria, you have all the more reasons to make the power-saving leap to LED high bays.

Under the state-operated Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program, formerly known as the VEET (Victorian Energy Efficiency Target) scheme, businesses are eligible for huge rebates when they upgrade to LED lights.

Under the VEU scheme, we install LED high bay lights free of cost in most cases (subject to meeting the free high bay eligibility criteria).

We have a large network of local A-grade electricians and LED High Bay products approved under the VEU program.

Our upgrade process kicks off with a free site assessment followed by hassle-free LED lighting replacement and full post-installation support.

Why LED High Bays for your Warehouse Lighting?

When compared with Halogen High Bays, there are many reasons why more and more businesses are switching to LED high bays. LED high bays are more energy-efficient lighting and they have a very long lamp life.

LED high bays have over 50,000 hours of lifespan, which means their performance is better than other lighting fixtures. Long-life also means less frequency of maintenance and replacement.

In addition to long life, LED high bay lights consume very little electricity yet produce higher luminous output. Despite more brightness, LED high bays run on very little power and generate very little heat in comparison to halogen high bays, which are infamous for high energy consumption and heat emission.

But My Current Warehouse Lights are Working Fine!

The warehouse is a unique building and thus has unique lighting requirements. Considering the large surface area and the average height of the warehouse where heavy-duty tasks are performed, lighting remains the most important aspect.

Poor lighting can affect workers’ productivity along with an increased risk of accidents. Some of the notable benefits of upgrading traditional warehouse lighting to LED high bays are:

  • They are 80% more energy-efficient than metal halide or mercury vapour high bays
  • LED high bays boast 150 lumens per watt lighting efficiency with a wider throw angle
  • They have a long operating life, reducing periodic maintenance and fixture replacement costs
  • LED high bays are lightweight, weighing just 3.78 kg
  • The basic structure of LED technology is robust, hence LED high bays are more resistant to vibrations and external stress

Government Rebates For Warehouse Lighting

The Victorian Energy Upgrades program can help businesses cut their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses can save up to 80% on their lighting costs by installing energy-efficient lighting technology such as LEDs.

Lighting technology has seen an enormous development in the last few years. LED light fixtures are not just more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs such as halogen, incandescent, and CFL bulbs, but they also offer better light output, long life and instant glow times.

LED lighting also helps in correcting the power factor to the ideal range — close to unity. In warehouses, a low power factor is a sign of energy inefficiency as your energy retailer may impose a fine for wasted energy due to the low power factor.

Victorian businesses that have warehouses with old lights such as incandescent lamps, halogen high bays, and fluorescent tubes in their establishments are eligible for free LED replacement under the VEU scheme.

The Victorian government, in its purview of the scheme, is committed to helping Victorian businesses — by offering free LED lights for businesses — reduce their energy usage, cost, and greenhouse gas emissions through discounts on energy-efficient products and services. We work with Glow Green Pty Ltd – an Accredited Provider (AP) under the VEU program

How to Benefit from Government’s LED Upgrade Program?

LED lighting is very cost-effective compared to all other lighting options. But how do you avail the benefits of the government rebate scheme for LED replacement?

VEU program

You can participate in the government rebate program if you have a warehouse(s) with old high bays in Victoria. We remove all old high bay lights from your warehouse and install VEU-approved LED high bays FREE of cost to meet the efficiency, quality, and safety benchmarks set by the Essential Services Commission (ESC).

We create VEECs when we replace old, inefficient lights with VEU-approved energy-efficient LED products. These certificates are then sold to energy retailers who are obligated to purchase a certain number of VEECs every year to offset their carbon emissions.

This process completely covers the cost or subsidy of your LED upgrade. All you need to do is sign the VEEC assignment form once the installation is complete. This way you will allow us to create VEECs for LED installation done at your warehouse.

Lighting Products We Replace In Warehouses

LED Tubes

T8 (Free)
T5 (T&C Apply)

LED Panels

T8 (Free), w/o Mount Fitting

LED Battens

(T&C Apply)

LED Shop Lights

(T&C Apply)

LED High Bays


FAQs About Warehouse LED Lighting

Q: How to calculate & plan warehouse lighting layout? How many lights are adequate for a warehouse?
There are many variables — like number of warehouse size, fixtures, brightness, wide angle, height etc. — in warehouse lighting design that influences how many LED lights you would need to light up a warehouse. Call us to get a detailed warehouse lighting layout plan.
Q: What are warehouse lighting level requirements?
The lighting levels in warehouses are maintained according to the guidelines decided by OSHA (Occupational Health Services Australia) for general lighting, access and stair lighting and emergency lighting.
Q: How to hang warehouse lights?
LED lights for warehouse come in a range of sizes and designs. Some are hook mounted or bracket mounted. Follow the mounting instructions in the manual or call an electrician if the instructions went over your head.
Q: What are the best LED lights for warehouses?
LED UFO high bay and LED linear high bays are the most commonly used lights in warehouses. UFO high bay lights are round, more compactly designed and rugged than linear LED high lights. These lights are designed to replace HIDs, metal halides and HPS high bays.

Linear LED high bay lights are designed to replace T5 and T8 fluorescent high bay lights. Linear high bays offer far better light distribution than UFO high bays. They are usually recommended for indoors.

Q: Do I need occupancy (motion) sensors and dimming functions for warehouse lights?
Occupancy sensors and dimming functions are the perfect lighting extensions for warehouse settings. Motion sensors do away the need to remember to turn off the lights of a particular segment/space in a warehouse which is not occupied or not in use. Motion/occupancy sensors and dimming controls can reduce warehouse lighting energy cost by 30%.
Q: Why LED High bays are preferred for warehouses?
While metal halides, high pressure sodium (HPS) and fluorescent high bays are still being used in warehouses, their LED counterparts are preferred as they offer 50-80% savings on energy costs, no warm up time (metal halide takes about 15-30 minutes to turn on), low maintenance and low heat emissions.
Q: Why do I need to upgrade the old warehouse lights to LEDs?
With LED warehouse lights, you can expect:

  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Greater operational efficiency
  • Increased workplace productivity
  • Improved workers’ safety and working conditions
  • Lower carbon footprints
  • Reduced picking errors and accidents
  • Better light distribution
  • Reduced glare
  • Better lighting controls (with occupancy sensors, dimming, automatic switching, daylight detection controls)
Q: What lighting is used in warehouses?
Warehouses employ a variety of lights which includes:

  • UFO LED high bay lights
  • Linear LED high bay lights
  • HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights
  • HPS high bays
  • Fluorescent high bays
Q: How many lumens do I need for a warehouse?
To figure out the ideal lumen number for your warehouse, you will need to consider a host of factors. First, find the warehouse floor area by multiplying its width with length. The second factor that influences warehouse lumens requirement is ceiling height. The final factor is the size of items that you’re planning to store in your warehouse.

Here is the industry standard for lumens applied in warehouse settings
For warehouses handling large items, the ideal lumen requirement tends to be around 10 lumens/sq feet.
In warehouses storing and handling smaller items, the recommended lumen level is about 30 lumens/sq feet.
For aisles, 20 lumens per square feet is recommended.

Multiply the industry standard with floor area, and you have the ideal lumen level for your warehouse. For example, a warehouse handling large items with 6,000 square feet floor area would need 60,000 lumens. Actual lumen number may vary in proportion to the ceiling height.

Q: What is a high bay?
Warehouses, stores, factories, etc. have very high ceilings – a ceiling upward of 20 feet. An indoor light installed in rows to illuminate this space is referred to as a bay, which is called a high bay light. High bay lights typically hang from the ceiling using hooks, chains or may be fixed to the ceiling.
Q: What is a LED high bay light?
The LED lights used in the bays of warehouses, factories, gymnasiums, and stores, etc. are called LED high bay lights. They are used as a cost-effective and energy-efficient replacement for metal halide, fluorescent and traditional high bay lights.
Q: Why choose LED high bay light?
LED high bays have a long lifespan of about 50,000 hours, which means they have fewer replacement issues. LED high bays are lightweight and up to 80% more energy-efficient than traditional high bays such as metal halide and halogen high bays.
Q: What are the benefits of LED high bay lights?
LED high bays provide clear and uniform light output without glare. The lights can be used for longer durations because they do not heat up and don’t contribute to the increase in temperature in the warehouse. Also, LED lights last 10 times longer, depending on the model, which means you have to change lights less frequently. Most importantly, LED high bays offer a better return on wattages consumed to lumens produced. This helps save on energy consumption and power bills and ultimately decreases your carbon footprint.
Q: Is the light output of LED high bay equivalent to metal halide or other conventional lights it replaces?
Yes. Metal halide lights have the decent colour rendering and illuminate the space well, a reason they are most commonly used in high bays in warehouses and industrial settings. Replacing them with LEDs however not only gives you a better lamp life and energy-efficiency but also better illumination.
Q: Do LED lights suffer from lumen depreciation?
No. An additional benefit of LED high bay lights is that they maintain a very consistent light output level over its lifespan (that’s almost 50,000 hours).

Q: What are the best LED high bays?
The answer to this question can change based on the specific requirements of a warehouse. It’s not a unanimous choice, what is good for one may not be good for another. Choice varies on the requirements of light, mounting height, location, and purpose the warehouse is used for. Our installer can help you determine the best LED high bay light for your case and provide you guidance on energy efficiency and government rebates to make an upgrade.
Q: Is the free LED high bay light replacement still available?
Yes. LED lighting retrofits are very popular in Victoria and many commercial entities have already availed the benefits of free LED high bay light replacement under Victorian Energy Upgrades (formerly known as VEET). We offer rebates and free LED upgrades through the Victoria government’s VEU scheme to eligible businesses.

There are some eligibility requirements to upgrade under the scheme that businesses should meet for free LED replacement. If you are unsure, it’s best to contact us for a no-obligation assessment. Our team will visit your facility and make a free assessment for the upgrade.

Q: How can I upgrade to LED high bay lights under VEU (aka VEET) scheme?
If you are a business owner in Victoria and still use metal halide or halogen high bays in your warehouse, you should upgrade to more energy-efficient and longer-lasting LED high bay lights for free. This is possible under the Victoria government-supported VEU scheme. Just reach out to us for a no-obligation assessment and we will do the rest; ensuring you have a peaceful changeover to today’s lighting technology.