Upgrading Your School, Office, or Warehouse Lighting for Significant Savings

In today’s fast-paced and environmentally conscious world, upgrading your lighting systems is a smart decision for schools, offices, and warehouses. Transitioning from traditional fluorescent (Fluro) and high bay lighting to LED lighting not only cuts energy costs but also promotes eco-friendliness. Below, we’ll explore the many benefits of upgrading to LED lighting, the savings it offers, and how government rebates make the upgrade even more beneficial. 

Why upgrade to LED Lighting?

Cost savings

One of the most compelling reasons to upgrade to LED lighting is the significant reduction in energy costs. LEDs are renowned for their energy efficiency. Traditional commercial lighting such as Fluro and high bay lights consume a substantial amount of energy, driving up electricity bills every month. In contrast, LEDs use a fraction of that energy, resulting in immediate savings.

On average, switching to LED lighting can save up to $210 per year on energy costs. This saving is not just a one-time benefit, it’s a recurring reduction in your operational expenses, giving you long-term savings. 

Durability and maintenance

LED lights are incredibly durable and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional lighting options. Fluorescent bulbs and high bay lights require frequent replacements, leading to increased maintenance costs and downtime. LEDs, on the other hand, can last up to 50,000 hours or more, significantly reducing the frequency of replacements and associated labour costs, which means you’re saving even more in the long run. 

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It’s the eco-conscious choice

Switching to LED lighting is not just a financial decision; it’s an environmental one too. LEDs consume less energy, reducing the demand on power plants and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. By upgrading to LEDs, you’re actively contributing to a greener planet.

Traditional lighting solutions often contain hazardous materials like mercury, which can be harmful to the environment when disposed of improperly. LEDs are free from such toxic substances, making them a safer and more eco-friendly choice. By choosing LEDs, you’re taking a step towards sustainability and setting a positive example for your community.

Government electrical rebates 

Apart from all the day-to-day savings you’ll enjoy when you upgrade your lighting, you’ll also be able to claim an electrical rebate. The Victorian government offers subsidy packages through the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program to encourage businesses and households to invest in energy-efficient products. This initiative makes upgrading to LED lighting even more cost-effective by providing financial incentives.

Here’s how the program works:

  1. When you invest in an LED lighting upgrade, an approved service provider will assess your current lighting system and calculate the expected reduction in energy consumption.


  1. Based on the energy savings of your upgrade, the provider will create Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs).


  1. Energy retailers buy these VEECs, and the value of the VEECs is returned to you in the form of a discount or rebate towards the total cost of your lighting upgrade.

The rebate can significantly reduce the initial investment required for your upgrade, making it an even more attractive option because of all the ways you’ll save. 

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Why choose LEDs? 

There’s no doubt you’ll save in many ways when you upgrade to LEDs, but how would they perform in comparison to your current lighting system? 

  • LEDs offer superior lighting quality compared to traditional lighting solutions. In fact, they offer better colour rendering, which means objects and spaces appear more vibrant and true to life under LED lights. 
  • They are also less prone to flickering, which can cause eye strain and headaches.
  • The improved lighting quality that LEDs offer has even been proven to enhance productivity and create a more comfortable environment for students, employees, and workers.
  • LEDs enhance safety in schools, offices, and warehouses because they produce less heat compared to traditional lighting, reducing the risk of fires. 

Finding an accredited provider

As you can see, upgrading your school, office, or warehouse lighting has many benefits. You’ll: 

  • Save money on energy costs
  • Contribute to environmental sustainability
  • Improve the overall quality of lighting in your space
  • Receive an energy rebate. 

But to fully benefit from an LED lighting upgrade, it’s important to work with an accredited and experienced provider. 

Albert Corn & Son is a trusted name in the industry, offering lighting upgrades for buildings of all kinds. Our goal is to make your lighting upgrade as smooth and cost-effective as possible. As an accredited provider, our team has a wreath of knowledge around the VEU program and will ensure you receive the maximum electrical rebate available. So, contact us today and let’s upgrade your business or school and ensure you get the most out of it.

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