Commercial Lighting
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    Commercial Lighting in Queensland: Government Rebates

    Why should businesses invest in energy-efficient lighting? The answer is twofold.

    Energy-efficient lighting elevates the work environment and contributes to environmental sustainability.

    Of course, upgrading commercial lighting systems requires a significant financial investment… or does it? In Queensland, businesses can take advantage of QBEST, a government-led replacement program that provides significant rebates for lighting upgrades and other environmentally friendly technologies.

    The rebates make the transition to energy-efficient lighting both affordable and beneficial.

    Do energy efficient lights in Queensland sound like an attractive option for your business? Are you interested in lowering your LED lighting upgrade costs with QBEST? Keep reading for all the details.

    Why Choose Efficient Energy Group for a Commercial Lighting Upgrade?

    The team of professionals at Efficient Energy Group provides tailored lighting solutions that meet the unique needs of each business.

    We prioritize personalized service, so our clients receive the best possible guidance and support throughout the lighting upgrade process, including LED factory lighting, commercial LED upgrades and more.

    Partnering with EEG means benefiting from our extensive knowledge, high-quality products, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Don’t hesitate to check your eligibility for QBEST rebates.

    Government LED Replacement Program in Queensland (QBEST Rebate 50%)

    The Queensland government has introduced the Queensland Business Energy Savings and Transformation rebate program, which offers businesses as much as a 50% rebate on the cost of LED lighting upgrades – up to $12,500 in rebates for eligible small and medium-sized Queensland businesses.

    The initiative promotes energy efficiency and reduces the carbon footprint of commercial properties. To be eligible for the LED replacement scheme, businesses must meet specific criteria, including being located in Queensland and using a certain amount of electricity annually.

    Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

    What businesses qualify for the QBEST lighting rebates? While you can check your eligibility, participants must meet the following criteria:

    ● You must be a commercial property located in Queensland.
    ● Your business has between 2 and 199 full-time employees.
    ● You must meet specific electricity usage thresholds.
    ● You must agree to replace existing lighting with eligible energy-efficient alternatives.
    ● You plan to purchase a new LED lighting system that costs at least $8,000 before the 50% rebate.

    Types of Lighting Upgrades Available Under the Light Scheme

    The QBEST rebate program covers a variety of lighting upgrades that enhance energy efficiency. Some of the LED lighting options available from Efficient Energy Group include:

    ● Downlights: Energy-efficient LED downlights are suitable for residential and commercial applications.
    ● Office Lighting: High-quality LED lighting solutions are designed to improve the work environment and reduce energy consumption.
    ● Retail Lighting: Bright, efficient LED lights enhance product displays and customer experience.
    ● Car Park Lighting: Durable and energy-saving LED lighting solutions for car parks ensure safety and visibility.
    ● Warehouse Lighting: Energy efficient warehouse lighting provides excellent illumination and energy savings. Let EEG help with a warehouse lighting calculator.

    Cost and Potential Savings for Businesses

    Switching to LED lighting can result in substantial cost savings for businesses.

    With the QBEST rebate covering as much as 50% of the upgrade costs – up to $12,500 in savings – the initial investment is significantly reduced. A minimum spend of $8,000 is required.

    LED lights likewise consume less energy and have longer lifespans, ultimately resulting in lower electricity bills and reduced maintenance costs over time.

    What are typical lights installed in commercial premises?

    A warehouse or factory might have old lighting like 400-watt mercury high bay lights or fluorescent battens. They can be replaced with new 100-watt LED high bays for $330 each or new 25-watt LED battens for $150 each.

    Meanwhile, an office or retail establishment might upgrade an old lighting system consisting of fluorescent battens and 76-watt panel lights, replacing it with new 25-watt LED panels for $140 each.

    Under the rules for the QBEST rebate application, the installation and LED lights must be paid in full prior to the application.

    However, Efficient Energy Group has finance options available, allowing for $0 upfront with potential cash flow positive repayments since the scheme differentiates between whether the install was paid in full via cash or credit.

    Our Lighting Services

    What lighting services can Efficient Energy Group offer that are eligible for the QBEST rebate?

    1. LED Replacement for Offices and Retail Spaces

    Our LED replacement service for offices and retail spaces enhances lighting quality while reducing energy consumption.

    Switching to LED lights provides brighter, more consistent illumination, creating a better environment for employees and customers. The cost savings from reduced energy use and the QBEST rebate make this an economically smart choice.

    2. T8 Troffer Lights to LED

    Upgrading T8 troffer lights to LED is a highly efficient way to improve lighting in commercial settings. LED troffers offer superior brightness and energy efficiency.

    Businesses can benefit from lower energy bills and maintenance costs since LEDs have a much longer lifespan compared to traditional lighting.

    3. T8 Batten Lights to LED

    Replacing T8 batten lights with LED alternatives is another effective way to enhance energy efficiency.

    LED batten lights provide better illumination and use significantly less power. This commercial LED lighting upgrade is particularly beneficial for businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact while saving on energy costs.

    4. Warehouse and Industrial Lighting Upgrades: High Bay Lights to LED

    A warehouse lighting installation with energy efficient high bay lighting is essential for warehouses and industrial facilities. Upgrading to LED high bay lights can drastically reduce energy consumption and improve lighting quality.

    LED factory lighting like high bay lights are more durable and require less maintenance, making them ideal for large, high-ceiling spaces.

    5. Flood Lights to LED

    Flood lights are critical for outdoor areas, providing security and visibility. Converting flood lights to LED ensures that these areas are well-lit with energy-efficient lighting.

    LED flood lights offer excellent brightness and coverage, reducing energy costs and boosting safety.

    The Lighting Upgrade Rebate Process

    Our streamlined process makes it easy for businesses to upgrade their lighting. Here’s how it works:

    1. Consultation: We conduct an initial consultation to assess your current lighting setup and identify the best upgrade options.

    2. Proposal: Based on the consultation, we provide a detailed proposal outlining the recommended upgrades and potential cost savings.

    3. Installation: Our professional team handles the installation, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.

    4. Post-Installation Support: We offer ongoing support to ensure your new lighting system operates efficiently and effectively.

    Benefits of Upgrading to LED Lighting

    You might choose to upgrade to LED lighting for a variety of reasons. Upgrading to LED lighting offers businesses numerous benefits, including:

    ● Energy Savings and Cost Benefits: LED lights in Queensland and elsewhere consume significantly less energy, leading to lower electricity bills. The initial investment is offset by the long-term savings and the QBEST rebate.

    ● Environmental Impact and Sustainability: LEDs are environmentally friendly, reducing carbon emissions and waste. They have a longer lifespan, which means fewer replacements and less landfill waste.

    ● Improved Lighting Quality and Reduced Maintenance Costs: LED lights provide better illumination, enhancing the workplace environment. They are also more durable and require less maintenance, further reducing costs.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the QBEST rebate program?

    The QBEST rebate program is a government initiative in Queensland that offers businesses up to a 50% rebate on the cost of LED lighting upgrades to promote energy efficiency.

    How do I know if my business is eligible for the QBEST rebate?

    To be eligible, your business must be located in Queensland and meet specific electricity usage thresholds. Contact us for a detailed assessment.

    What types of lighting can be upgraded under the QBEST program?

    The program covers various upgrades, including LED replacements for offices, retail spaces, T8 troffer lights, T8 batten lights, high bay lights for warehouses, and flood lights.

    What are the cost benefits of switching to LED lighting?

    Switching to LED lighting can lead to significant energy savings, lower electricity bills, and reduced maintenance costs. The QBEST rebate also helps reduce the initial investment.

    How long does the installation process take?

    The installation time varies depending on the size of the project, but our team works efficiently to minimize disruption to your business operations.

    Read more information on our other QLD pages

    QLD Government Appliance Rebate for Businesses (QBEST) Program

    Queensland Launches Business Energy Saving and Transformation (QBEST) Program to Boost Efficiency

    Contact Us to Check Your Eligibility

    Ready to upgrade your lighting and start saving on energy costs?

    Contact Efficient Energy Group today to schedule a consultation, check your eligibility, and learn more about our services.

    The rebate is only available for equipment and appliances purchased during the scheme – between 5 Oct. 2023 and 30 June 2025.

    Let us help you make the switch to energy-efficient lighting and take advantage of the government-led replacement program in Queensland.

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