Why are LEDs free or subsidised through HEER?

Why are LEDs free

At Energy Makeovers we’re proud to offer homes around Sydney free or subsidised LEDs (with a $59* installation fee) through the HEER program. We’re often asked:

What is the HEER program?

The HEER (home energy efficiency retrofits) method is a program launched under the NSW state government to address the carbon emissions produced by the state. The end goal is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and help Australia reach its Paris Climate Agreement targets.

The HEER method encourages homes to upgrade from energy-hungry, or ‘inefficient’ appliances, to more modern and energy-efficient systems. Included in these incentives are upgrades on lighting systems to technology like LEDs.

Upgrading just 1 halogen downlight to an LED downlight reduces 85% of your energy needs from that one light. This is because a typical halogen downlight uses 30 watts of energy and an LED downlight only uses around 6 watts to produce the same amount of light.

Cost of running 20 halogens per year: $379
Cost of running 20 LEDs per year: $53*
An annual saving of $326

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LEDs are far superior:

✅ They use 85% less energy
✅ They’re cheaper to run
✅ Their lifespan is around 20,000 hours, versus a halogen downlight which usually dies within a year
✅ They’re safer. Halogen downlights get very hot and are usually around 300°C, but an LED only reaches temperatures of <80°C. You eliminate hotspots and reduce fire risks.
✅ Improve the look of your light fittings and the quality of light – halogens dull over time, LEDs do not.
✅ Reduce your carbon emissions – a small change can make a big impact on the future of Australia

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How does such a small change have a big impact?

Upgrading from halogen downlights to LED downlights is such a small change, how can this really benefit NSW and Australia? It might seem like a small change, but thanks to hundreds of thousands of properties across Australia making small changes, like this, it makes a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2018 Energy Makeovers hit a milestone thanks to our Victorian Energy upgrades – 4 million tonnes of carbon abated, and that’s just us, and only in Victoria!

Want to upgrade to FREE LEDs?

At Energy Makeovers we’re proud to be an accredited partner in the HEER program and can offer Sydney residents with 20 or more halogen downlights completely FREE LEDs. We ask for an installation fee of $59*, but all your LEDs are free and we have no maximum limit.

You can find out more information on our residential downlight offer here. Or give us a call to find out more and book an appointment – 1300 788 776.

*Based on:  20 lamps at a 26c/kwh tariff, old lamps are 50w halogen, new lights are 7 w LED Volume of lamps, hours of operation 4 hours per day, 365 days per year. Energy cost of old lamps is $379 per year, energy cost of new lamps equals $53 p.a.

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*$59 installation fee in place from 1st March, 2019

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