Lighting for small business

If you replace old lights with new energy efficient lights such as LEDs, you can reduce your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars a year.

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What’s available?

The NSW Government has launched a lighting upgrade offer for small businesses.

The purpose of the offer is to help eligible small businesses replace old lights with new LED lights. The cost of the LED lights and the fee for installation is subsidised.

Are you in Metropolitan Sydney?

This offer has now finished in Metropolitan Sydney, but you can still access discounted lighting through another program. Click here to find an approved supplier.

Check if your business is eligible

To access the offer, you will need to contact an approved supplier. Suppliers may require a minimum amount of lighting to qualify for the upgrade.

Find an approved supplier in your area

There are a number of approved lighting suppliers all around NSW. Enter your postcode below to see if there is a supplier in your area.

By submitting 'Find approved suppliers', you are agreeing to the terms of service.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) connects customers to Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) within their region who are eligible to undertake works under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). ACPs under the ESS are subject to the legislation, regulations and rules governing the ESS, as well as any further conditions imposed by the ESS regulator, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

DPIE specifies the requirements that ACPs must meet under the ESS. Consequently, ACPs are obligated to deal with any and all issues arising from works undertaken under the ESS. By taking part in this program, the customer acknowledges and agrees that DPIE does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, and also discharges DPIE from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program.

How will this help me?

Switching to LEDs will help you reduce your energy consumption. This means you can expect to see long-term cost savings on your bills.

For example, if your business changes 50 halogen downlights to LED downlights, you can save up to $2300 a year.

Other benefits include reduced maintenance because LEDs last longer than other lights. They will also lower your environmental impact.

Accessing the offer

When you contact an approved supplier, they will assess your lighting needs and give you a quote.

The supplier will assess your lighting needs either by phone, or by visiting your business. 

When you receive a quote, the lighting offer discount should be clearly displayed. If it isn’t, you should request that it be included.

You will need to make a minimum payment for the lighting upgrade. The payment will depend on your requirements, the site conditions, and the products and services your supplier offers.

It’s a good idea to request quotes from more than one supplier to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

Get the upgrade

Your supplier will send a licensed electrician to install the new lights.

Old light globes, or any other equipment that is removed or replaced, must be recycled or disposed of by the supplier. This is to ensure that old, inefficient equipment is not used anywhere else.

Make your business more energy efficient today!

Access the discounted lighting offer now. Get started by finding a service provider who is active in your area.

Any questions?

If you have questions, contact an approved supplier directly. 

Current approved suppliers for this program are Aussie Greenmarks, AGL, Ecovantage, Energy Conservation and Green Home Green Planet.

If your supplier can't answer your questions, contact hello [at] [at] (.)

The energy efficient lighting upgrades are part of the NSW Government energy affordability package. The purpose of the package is to help households and small businesses save energy and money.

The program will be delivered by a network of approved suppliers. These suppliers will be the main point of contact with NSW households and small businesses.

Page last updated on 23 July 2020