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    Replace Globes, CFLs & Halogen Downlights
    with LED Lights for FREE

    Installation by A-grade electricians
    Save up to 80% on energy bills
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    Upgrade Globes & CFLs to LED Bulbs for FREE

    Government Free Light Bulbs Program in Victoria Free light bulbs replacement (globes and CFLs) with energy-saving LED bulbs under the VEU (VEET) government program in Victoria. We can help you save money on your power bills.

    Candle Lights to LED Candle Light Bulbs

    CANDLE MODELS

    • Non-dimmable Series
    • Power: 3W
    • Colour: 3000K & 4000K (warm white)

    Why should you upgrade from non-LED candle bulbs to LED candle bulbs?

    • Save up to 85% on your lighting cost by converting 9W/12W to 3W LED bulbs
    • Manufacturer rated lifetime: >36,000 hours
    • High luminosity | High brightness
    • No UV emissions |Reduces greenhouse gas emissions

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    Upgrade Halogen Downlights to LED Downlights

    Government Free Light Bulbs Program in Victoria
    Get your GU10 & MR16 halogen downlights replaced with LED downlights under the VEET scheme. We help eligible households replace old downlights with LED lights for free.

    Halogen Downlights to LED Downlights

    GU10 (6W)

    • Replace old 35W/50W halogen downlights with 6W LED downlights
    • Colour temperature: 3000K (warm white)

    Why should you upgrade GU10 halogen downlights to GU10 LED downlights?

    • Save up to 85% on your lighting cost by converting 35/50W halogen to 6W LED downlights
    • Manufacturer rated lifetime of 36,000 hours
    • High luminosity | High brightness | Direct halogen replacement
    • No UV emissions |Reduces greenhouse gas emissions

    MR16 (5W)

    • Power 5W, 550 Lumens, 12 AC 50/60Hz
    • Colour temperature: 3000k – 4000k (warm white)
    • Compatible with most transformers

    Why should you upgrade your MR16 halogen downlight to MR16 LED downlights?

    • Save up to 90% on your lighting cost by converting 35/50W halogen to 5W LED
    • Manufacturer rated lifetime of >36,000 hours
    • High luminosity | High brightness | Direct halogen replacement
    • No UV emissions |Reduces greenhouse gas emissions

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    Upgrade Indoor & Outdoor Reflectors to LED Reflectors

    Government Free Light Bulbs Program in Victoria
    Upgrade indoor and outdoor reflector lamps to LED reflectors under the VEU government scheme.

    Replace 120W/150W Outdoor Big Reflectors with 12W LED Reflectors

    • Rated wattage: 12w
    • Rated voltage: 220 – 240V, 50Hz
    • 1300 lumen light output in forward direction
    • >36,0000 Manufacturer rated lifetime hours
    • Waterproof outdoor reflectors

    Replace 75W Indoor Reflectors with 8W LED Reflectors

    • Rated wattage: 8W
    • Rated voltage: 220 – 240V, 50Hz
    • 1300 lumen light output in forward direction
    • >36,0000 Manufacturer rated lifetime hours

    Why should you upgrade Old Reflectors to LED Reflector Lights?

    • Installed by A-grade electricians
    • Better light output
    • Ultra-long life
    • Ingress Protection: IP 44 Rated
    • No UV emissions | Reduces greenhouse gas emissions

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    Free Light Bulbs Upgrade in Victoria

    To offset the upfront costs (the only trade-off associated with LED light bulbs) of replacing incandescent and halogen bulbs with LEDs, the Victorian government is offering rebates on lighting upgrades. Victorian residents can get the conventional light bulbs upgraded for free if they meet certain conditions mandated under the VEU program.

    Why Install LED Light Bulbs under VEU Program?

    Rebates are offered by the state government on lighting upgrades to help Victorians save money (on power bills) and environment. The rebates may be one reason to junk old lights, but LED light bulbs outshine the traditional lamps in all aspects. Let’s compare them to know how LED bulbs fare against the old lights.

    Incandescent and halogen bulbs: Traditional filament bulbs that dissipate (waste) most of the electricity as heat, and they don’t last long.

    Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs): These are the spiral tube (filled with argon and mercury vapour) bulbs that are an energy-saving alternative to incandescent bulbs. But CFLs are less energy-efficient than their LED equivalent and take a long time (between 30 seconds to 3 minutes) to reach full illumination. There are many health and environmental risks associated with fluorescent lamps as they contain mercury vapour.

    LED lamps: LEDs are the most energy-efficient and long-lasting. LED bulbs use way less energy than incandescent/halogen/CFL bulbs because diode light is much more energy efficient (as semiconductor diodes are great at converting watts to lumens) than filament (or electrode in case of CLF/fluros) light.

    Upgrade to LED lights today & start saving on your energy bills!

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    Assessment & Schedule

    We will assess the site and schedule installation

    Installation by A-Grade Electrician

    We only work with A-Grade VEU approved electricians

    Recycle & Start Saving

    We take care of recycling so only thing left for you is savings!

    FAQs about Government Free Light Bulbs Program in Victoria

    Yes! Hurry and get all your incandescent bulbs, CFLs, halogen downlights (in household), and fluorescent tubes and halogen high bays (in businesses) replaced with LED while the offer lasts.

    All Victorian households and businesses using old lights are eligible for Free LED light replacement under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.

    LED lights are installed by certified A-grade electricians.

    We follow the COVIDSafe protocols and guidelines issued by the Victoria government to ensure health and wellbeing of Victorian residents. For a minimum contact, we follow six principles of COVIDSafe: 1) Ensuring physical distancing (1.5 meters) 2) Wearing a face mask 3) Practicing good hygiene 4) Keeping good records and acting quickly if staff become unwell 5) Avoiding interactions in close spaces 6) Creating workforce bubbles

    CFL Lights            LED Lights
    Last between 10,000 and 20,000 hrs Lifespan >50,000 hrs. reducing maintenance costs
    High energy consumption Use ~ 80% less electricity. Lower energy bills
    Increased maintenance costs due to constant replacement Decreased maintenance costs due to a longer lifespan
    Run on temperatures up to 200°C Run on temperatures lower than 80°C, reducing fire hazards

    LED lighting technology has played a vital role in helping our nation reduce greenhouse emissions. With global demand for more sustainable lighting solutions, LED lighting seems taking the top spot in the lighting industry with ground-breaking breakthroughs in energy efficiency and illumination. This is the reason LEDs have become a staple in commercial and residential LED lighting upgrades.

    Old bulbs are energy-hungry and unsafe, owing to high energy consumption and heat emission. Whereas LEDs are a great substitute for not only savings, cost reductions, and environmental benefits, but also for health benefits and safety reasons.

    With the government free light bulbs program under VEU program in full swing, more and more households are switching to energy-efficient LED lights.

    If you haven’t made the switch to LED from globes, CFLs, it’s time to make your house energy-efficient and future-ready.

    • Movement of electrons in a semiconductor material for illumination is the reason for low energy consumption
    • LED lights use cold light generation technology. Meaning maximum light is delivered in the visible spectrum.
    • In LEDs, light is carried through a LED driver, causing a semiconductor to emit photons
    • Heat output in LEDs is less than 20%

    LEDs don’t waste energy in the form of heat. Energy in old lamps falls in an infrared (or non-visible) spectrum, hence low light and high heat. Which means part of the energy is wasted as heat instead of being converted to light in CFLs.

    LEDs don’t heat up because most of the electric energy is converted into light – about 80% or more.

    • LED lights are energy efficient: They consume less energy and deliver high output.
    • No toxic elements: LED lights contain no toxic elements. Traditional lights contain toxins like mercury, causing harmful effect on your vision and psyche.
    • Few bulbs, more light: Unlike old bulbs, LED bulbs emit light in a specific direction with better light distribution. Which means a brighter room with fewer bulbs.
    • Long lifespan: Longer the lifespan, lesser the number of bulb replacements. Which means lower the need for manufacturing, packaging and transportation, hence less carbon emission.

    Makes sense? Cool!

    Give us a call at 03 9021 2525 or drop us a line at info@timetosave.com.au to get your residential LED lighting upgrade done now.

    We offer residential LED lighting upgrades under the VEU government rebate scheme. No matter what your lighting needs are, we can offer you energy solutions that suit your requirements and ensure ongoing savings on energy bills. LED products we use are VEU-approved.

    • High energy efficiency
    • Low energy usage
    • Warm to bright colours
    • Brands we use: Philips, Ledvance Osram, etc.
    • The upgrade is done by A-grade electricians
    • Choose your design to suit your home
    • Long life

    Just like any other gadget or technology, lighting products and devices are also undergoing a constant change. Lighting experts and companies are constantly working on new technological advancements, styles and trends to make them more efficient and appealing. This is why a cool lighting product you bought some 5 years ago looks completely out-of-date today. This is one of many reasons your decade-old residential lighting deserves a much-needed upgrade. Residential LED lighting upgrade is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills and cut power costs.

    Lights are the biggest energy consumers in households. They are responsible for more than 40 percent of the average household energy bills. Home appliances also consume energy but you can’t simply go and replace your refrigerator or washing machine with the new one.

    Switching to energy efficient LED lights is your best bet to help reduce energy bills. We say so because this doesn’t only impacts your energy bills and overall ambiance of your house positively but also reduces carbon footprint – which is one of the biggest reasons residential LED lighting upgrade is an essential part of the VEU (previously known as VEET) government program.

    Also Read: VEET to VEU – Why Rebranding?

    • Covered under government rebate scheme: It may sound like an option initially, looking at rebates and offers provided by the state government (under VEU program) to make the switch a breeze and considerable savings you make on energy bills each month, residential LED lighting upgrade is an investment that you make once.
    • Reduce energy consumption by up to 80%: Replacing old CFLs with energy-efficient LED lights can reduce your energy usage by almost 80%. Low energy consumption means low power bills.
    • Increased lifespan, reduced maintenance cost: LED lights last 10 times longer than fluorescent lamp (CFL), and 40 times longer than globes.
    • Reduce carbon footprint: Not only because LEDs consume less energy but also because some of them are made from recyclable materials, i.e., even lesser carbon footprint.
    • Instant bright light: LED lights go bright instantly. Unlike in CFLs, you don’t have to wait for 10 minutes for lights to achieve full brightness.
    • No fire hazards: LED lights don’t emit heat energy, therefore reduce the risk of fire, making your home a safe place.
    • Aesthetics: They are more beautiful than conventional lights thanks to hardware and fitting options. This enables you to choose a product that fits your needs. Additionally, residential LED lighting upgrade offers a range of light including downlights, dimmable lights, etc., to help transform your home into an oasis of well-being.

    What is Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU)?

    VEU – Victoria’s very own and famous energy saving rebate program. VEU stands for Victorian Energy Upgrades. It was previously known as Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET).

    The VEU (VEET) scheme is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and encourage investment, employment and innovation in industries that supply energy efficiency goods and services. It commenced on January 1 2009 and is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC).

    The ultimate goal of the program is to explore new ways to reduce energy usage, power bills and greenhouse emission.

    TIMETOSAVE works as a marketing channel for businesses operating under VEU scheme.

    VEU (aka VEET) scheme aims to:

    • Make energy upgrades affordable across the nation
    • Help nation decrease greenhouse emission
    • Generate more employment
    • Encourage innovation in energy efficiency tech and service industry

    Also Read: Why Rebranding?

    For over a decade, the government rebate scheme has been helping Victorian households and businesses with energy efficiency upgrades. The program allows accredited service providers to perform energy upgrades in a foolproof and regulated manner.

    The scheme first came into being in 2009.

    According to Essential Services Commission (ESC), in last 10 years, the program has generated more than 50 million energy efficiency certificates (VEECs).

    In simple words, 50 million VEECs are equal to 50 million tonnes of greenhouse gas stopped from entering into the atmosphere.

    More than 100,000 energy-efficient products have been installed in homes and businesses in Victoria under the energy efficiency program in 2017 alone.

    How VEU Works?

    1. VEU provides Victorian households and businesses access to discounted energy-efficient products and upgrades.
    2. Every upgrade allows accredited providers to generate Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs).
    3. Each certificate represents one tonne of greenhouse gas that has been prevented from entering our atmosphere.
    4. Accredited providers then sell these certificates to energy retailers.
    5. The Victorian government sets annual greenhouse gas reduction targets that require energy retailers to buy a certain number of certificates.

    In 10 years of operation, VEU program has:

    • Generated over 50 million energy efficiency certificates (VEECs)
    • Supported the installation of over 30 million energy efficient products

    In 2018, savings from activities undertaken over the past 10 years are estimated to save Victorian households and businesses more than $500 million.

    VEU is Targeting:

    • Year     Tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions abated through energy efficiency
    • 2018 1 million
    • 2019 3 million
    • 2020 5 Million

    The VEET scheme is a Victorian Government initiative promoted as the Energy Saver Incentive. It commenced on 1 January 2009 and is administered by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The scheme was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and is administered in accordance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008.

    The VEET scheme is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and encourage investment, employment and innovation in industries that supply energy efficiency goods and services.

    Under the scheme, accredited businesses can offer discounts and special offers on selected energy saving products and appliances installed at homes, businesses or other non-residential premises. The bigger the greenhouse gas reduction, the bigger the potential saving.

    TIMETOSAVE works in partnership with HAIELO PTY LTD – who is an Accredited Provider under the VEU program.