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What Is the NSW LED Scheme?

What Is the NSW LED Scheme?

Are you aware of the financial incentives available to you under the Energy Savings Scheme in NSW? At present, the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) is offered to businesses in NSW to help you reduce your energy consumption.

Incentives are available across many sectors, including commercial lighting, helping you to upgrade your current system or install new equipment.

In this article, we will explain the NSW LED Scheme in full, opening up the realm of incentives that you can acquire.

What Is the NSW Energy Savings Scheme?

The NSW Energy Savings Scheme, or ESS, is a range of financial incentives offered to both businesses and households in NSW. 

The purpose of these incentives is to install and upgrade energy-efficient equipment across NSW, reducing energy usage and offering environmental and financial benefits.

A variation of the Energy Savings Scheme has been in use in NSW for many years. However, the recent push for extreme energy savings by 2030 has resulted in greater incentives being offered across the state.

Is NSW Aiming to Become Net Zero?

An overall target for NSW is to become net zero by 2050. This means that NSW is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as low as possible, with any leftover emissions to be reabsorbed from the atmosphere.


However, in the shorter term, the ESS aims to deliver an energy savings target of 13% by 2030 as well as reducing emissions by 70% by 2035.

Such ambitions to become net zero are not limited to NSW, however, with the whole of Australia taking action across all states and territories.


Source: 100% Renewables

What Is the Government LED Light Replacement Scheme?

The Government LED Light Replacement Scheme upgrades the lighting in NSW businesses to 100% LED lighting. The scheme will upgrade your lighting to energy-saving LEDs to help you save 80% of your light energy costs and enjoy a 5-year warranty.

How Much Does the LED Light Replacement Scheme Cost?

The NSW LED Scheme requires that you pay a one-off cost of $33, although there are terms and conditions to meet to enjoy this financial incentive.

How Does the NSW LED Scheme Work?

The NSW LED Scheme works to install LED lighting in households and small business premises across NSW. If you are eligible, you’ll pay a small financial contribution towards the work.

Here are the steps to adopt to take advantage of the NSW LED Scheme:

1. Free Assessment

Contact EcoSaver for a free assessment to determine whether your business is eligible for the LED Scheme.

2. Pre-Installation

An evaluation will take place before installation to determine the LED lighting and upgrades that you will need.

3. Installation

An expert electrician will visit your business to install the new LED equipment, providing a 5-year warranty.

4. Payment

A small payment is made as a one-off cost. This payment could be as little as $33, or in some circumstances, free.

5. Post-Installation

An evaluation and final inspection are completed to check the installation and ensure that you are fully happy with the LED lighting upgrade. You can immediately begin to enjoy better quality lighting and save money on your energy costs.

What Are LED Lights?

LED lights stand for light-emitting diodes and are commonly used in both businesses and households across Australia. 

Traditional lighting uses incandescent bulbs or halogen bulbs, although there is a push by the Australian government for businesses and households to now use LEDs.

What Are the Benefits of LED Lights?

Here are the top 6 benefits of using LEDs in your business or household as one of your energy-saving activities:

1. Energy Efficiency

When replacing old lights with LEDs in your business or household, you can use up to 80% less energy than when traditional bulbs were used. Considering the vast amount of bulbs used in one business premises, you will save a significant amount of energy.

2. Lower Carbon Emissions

Using less energy in your business will lower your energy emissions, providing substantial environmental benefits for your business and society as a whole. 

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The Split System heat pump provides separate units for heating and for air conditioners whilst also including a backup electric heater for your convenience.

3. Lower Energy Bills

When you use less energy, your energy bills will be lower, saving you money on a continuous basis.

4. Long Lasting

LED lights last much longer than traditional bulbs, sometimes up to 5 times longer than halogen downlights or incandescent bulbs. You could gain up to 100,000 hours of use from an LED light before the bulb burns out.

5. Increased Safety

When touching an LED light, you will not burn your hand like you would when touching a traditional light bulb. Additionally, LEDs are much more difficult to break, reducing the chance that the LEDs will smash and cause an injury.

6. Versatility

LED lights can be installed in a range of colours to suit your business requirements, and can be installed in a variety of ways. You will secure reliability from using LEDs, particularly when used in cold conditions.

Are Any Additional Energy Efficiency Upgrades Available?

EcoSaver can help you through the process of completing all relevant renewable energy upgrades to your business with various energy-saving schemes.

You could upgrade to energy-efficient equipment and appliances with a heat pump hot water system, offering energy saver capabilities to reduce your electricity usage. Or, opt for commercial solar installation for businesses in NSW.

As an Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs), EcoSaver could also help you to issue Energy Saving Certificates (ESCs), depending on your location and status. 

When our professionals install energy-efficient equipment on your premises, you could receive a certificate for the offset CO2. Some certificates can be sold back to the energy retailer to generate an additional profit for your business. If you reside in Victoria, the commercial HVAC is used in this way.

Why Choose EcoSaver?

Why should you choose EcoSaver for your energy-efficient upgrades? EcoSaver is an expert in home energy efficiency retrofits (HEER) and can undertake the best course of action for your premises and your business. 

Have you secured a commercial solar panel project for your premises yet?

If you are located in NSW,  VIC, QLD, or SA, EcoSaver has options that you could take advantage of to start saving energy and money. Find out more with our latest EcoSaver FAQs to answer your vital questions.

Contact EcoSaver today for a direct assessment by an EcoSaver professional, or complete our FREE Audit & Quote to implement your renewable energy upgrades today.

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