Use the Business Sustainability Checklists to understand current behaviours and how your business can continue to improve lighting efficiency.
By upgrading to more efficient lighting your business can:
- Cut costs
- Improve energy consumption
- Receive additional benefits such as discounts or rebates.
Current programs and incentives
- The Energy Saving Scheme (ESS) - The ESS acknowledges that LED Lighting reduces energy consumption and can provide consumers with a discount or rebate. Program participation requirements are rigorous and must be performed by an Accredited Certificate provider (ACP). ACPs are able to further explain ESS program participation requirements.
- Lighting for Small Businesses - Apply to have LEDs subsided through the NSW Government program for small businesses.
- LED Training Courses - The NSW Government’s Department of Energy provide training courses for businesses looking to improve the energy efficiency of their lighting systems.
- LED Recycling - You can easily recycle LED lights. There are a number of businesses that will collect LEDs from businesses.
- 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in Your Business (Australian Government)
- Energy Efficient Lighting Fact Sheet (NSW Government)
- Sustainability Business Network Map
The switch – It’s easy to make!
As per Energy NSW, making a switch to LED lighting can enable your business to reduce your overall costs, with an estimated saving of $2,300 annually (when 50 halogen bulbs are replaced by LEDs).
LEDs also reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, lasting 5 to 10 times longer than standard bulbs.
Conduct a lighting review
Identify which bulbs can be swapped directly to LEDs
Identify which lights will need their fixtures replaced to accommodate LEDs
- Contact an accredited electrician
Currently in Australia, the manufacturing of LEDs is not regulated. Ensure you purchase the right LEDs by using the following resources;