Your home is your castle. We take that to heart, which is why we strive hard to make your castle look its best through a vast selection of energy-efficient LED lighting products. We are expert LED light installers in Victoria. We propose LED lighting. Why? Because LED residential lighting saves over 80 percent of electric energy than traditional lights.
LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode.’ It’s a semiconductor that converts electrical current into light with high efficiency. When electric current passes through the built-in microchip, it illuminates the tiny light sources called LEDs that emit light in the visible spectrum.
Unlike old light bulbs (incandescent and CFLs), LED lights don’t require a filament or fluorescent gas to produce light. Hence, they don’t produce any heat when lit – thanks to the built-in heat sink that absorbs radiated heat to keep energy consumption and heat dissipation low. This mean – about 80% less energy is used to produce greater brightness per watt while emitting almost negligible heat.
LED bulbs are very different from incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
How to understand this table – look at the lumens (brightness) in the far left column, then compare how many watts of power each light bulb type requires to produce that level of brightness. The lower the wattage needed, the better.
|Lumens (Brightness)||Watts (LED)||Watts (CFL)||Watts (Incandescent)|
|400 – 500||6 – 7W||8 – 12W||40W|
|650 – 850||7 – 10W||13 – 18W||60W|
|1000 – 1400||12 – 13W||18 – 22W||75W|
|1450-1700+||14 – 20W||23 – 30W||100W|
|2700+||25 – 28W||30 – 55W||150W|
Energy efficiency refers to the amount of energy required to provide appropriate light. In conventional bulbs like incandescent, halogen and fluorescent bulbs, most of the electricity is wasted in terms of heat since ballast requires high voltage at the time of starting, resulting in more power consumption. In other words, energy efficient lighting means achieving more illumination from less power by replacing high power consumption products like incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs with highly energy-efficient LED products.
As discussed, LED bulbs are better than conventional light bulbs in several ways. First and foremost being reduced energy usage because LED lighting requires far less power to run than traditional lights. Which is why the Victorian government has created a rebate program called the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) to incentivise greener industry initiatives to reduce overall environmental impact. The program was formerly known as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.
The VEU program is a Victorian Government initiative to promote and encourage energy efficient technology. The rebate program covers both residential as well as commercial setups and provides financial incentives for switching to more energy efficient products and practices.
The program is one of the most popular energy-saving initiatives by the Australian government to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable to Victorian households and businesses. It is administered in accordance with the VEU Regulations 2008 by the Essential Services Commission. Since the date of commencement, the VEU program aims to:
Make energy efficiency improvements more affordable for business and households
Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases Encourage investment, employment, and technology development in industries supplying energy efficiency products and services across Victoria
Because your lighting choice can save you money. Energy efficient lighting upgrade is important because you are getting better illumination for less money. An average household allocates about 5% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. How? By simply replacing your home’s five most frequently used light bulbs with LEDs, and you can save over $70 per year. For more, here’s an overview of what’s special about energy-efficient LED lights:
iPromise provides free residential lighting upgrades to Victorian homes under the VEU program. With excellent service and a wide distribution network, we aim to provide exceptional quality and services to our customers.
iPromise helps Victorian households decrease overall energy-related costs through energy efficiency upgrades. LED products we install are VEU-approved. Plus all installations are done by A-Grade electricians.
Yes, if you live in Victoria and still use incandescent, fluorescent or halogen lights in your house. The residential LED upgrade is done under the VEU program – which is a mandatory carbon reduction scheme devised by the Victorian government.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce greenhouse emissions by replacing old, power-hungry lights with energy-efficient LED lights.
LED technology has been around for some time and fast becoming an effective and reliable lighting solution. LEDs are well known for their longevity and high energy efficiency. LEDs we install last 30,000 to 50,000 hours, considerably higher than the 1,000 hours for an incandescent bulb and 8,000 to 10,000 hours for a CFL bulb. LEDs usually don’t burn out like incandescent bulbs.
Ecologically, LEDs consume very low energy compared to conventional lighting products. Low energy consumption translates into a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while longevity in waste reduction.
Monetarily, low energy consumption and longer lifespan translate into savings through reduced power bills and zero maintenance costs.
Hence from the financial and environmental point of view, switching to LEDs is the right approach.
If you want to get your old lights replaced with the LEDs ones, the easiest way to make these changes is to get in touch with an expert LED installer. iPromise is an expert LED installer in Victoria who performs professional LED upgrades with minimum hassle and maximum efficiency. Choosing the right installer is crucial because the replacement services must be done by a professional in order to ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency for your home. Your safety and energy efficiency is crucial to us, which is why all upgrades are done by A-grade electricians.
iPromise specialises in replacing existing conventional lights with LEDs. With us, you will receive:
Wattage: The LED lighting is about reducing wattage usage without losing the light output. For example, a standard halogen downlight uses 50 Watts, we replace it with a 10 Watt LED downlight.
Lumens: Lumen is the standard unit for measuring the amount of light produced by a light source. It is equal to the amount of light hitting one square foot of surface one foot away from the light. Essentially, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light.
Lumens Per Watt: This shows the efficiency of an LED bulb. For example – a 270lm bulb consuming 3 Watts of electricity = 90 lumens per watt. Lumens per watt vary from product to product, depending on the LED chip used and efficiency of the heat sink at minimizing the heat emission.
Beam Angle: The beam angle is essential in LED lighting. This is as important as the lumens. Beam angle indicates the spread of light from the light source. A narrow beam gives a concentrated light which is better for accent lighting. A wide beam gives a more general, softer light perfect for open spaces.
Warm White, Natural White & Cool White: It’s about personal preference whether you want warm white or cool white light in your house. The colour temperature of a product is a linear scale of measuring the colour of light. Measured in degrees, Kelvin, warm light is measured in lower numbers and cool white in higher numbers.
Natural white light is good for kitchen, laundry, and areas that have a warmer climate as the white light helps the room feel cooler. Warm white light creates a more relaxing environment in areas like bedrooms and living rooms.
A: Residential LED lighting upgrades under the VEU program in which you can get old globes, CFLs and halogen downlights replaced with energy efficient LED lights.
A: Because the state government wants to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable for business and households and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse emissions.
A: You can get your incandescent, halogen, and CFL bulbs replaced at no cost under the program in Victoria.
A: Accredited Providers approved under the VEU program and their representatives. The ultimate goal of the Victorian government is to achieve energy efficiency targets in collaboration with Accredited Providers.
A: No, an accredited provider/installer will replace old lights (incandescent bulbs, CFLs & halogen downlights) with LED products under the rebate scheme. So, you don’t have to pay for the upgrades. As a result of their participation in the VEU, APs creation and trade energy savings certificates (VEECs) for each energy upgrade they do.
A: Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs) are the certificates created under the VEU scheme. An AP is authorised to create VEECs for submitting data of residential LED lighting upgrades to the ESC.
A: Virtually every light, be it incandescent, halogen or CFL, is available as an LED light.
A: No, LED lights have an instant on. They reach full brightness as soon as you turn on the light switch.
A: Start saving on energy and maintenance costs.
A: LEDs are long-lasting lighting products. Many LEDs have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. This is nearly 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a CFL bulb. If used 12 hours a day, an LED bulb can last more than 11 years.
A: The advantages of switching to LED are many. Some of them are:
A: They can be used practically anywhere. LED replacements are already available for bulb types like Bayonet, Edison, Reflectors, Downlights, and more.
A: Yes for almost all applications. Replacement LED bulbs are easily replacing incandescents and CFLs to deliver better light output at a lower wattage.
A: The LED products we install are approved under the VEU program so that light output is excellent. Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is used to measure light quality on a scale of 1-100. LEDs we install have a CRI rating of at least 80.
A: LEDs consume very less electricity compared to other lighting products. Less electricity consumption means less load on power plants, resulting in lower carbon emissions, especially from coal plants. Also, they contain no mercury, unlike CFLs. Because of their long life, they reduce solid waste. Additionally, they produce little heat, hence reduce energy usage on air conditioning.
A: Until January 1, 2030.
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