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Government Schemes

What are they for?

LED lighting is so obviously efficient that in the interests of reducing energy consumption in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia it is possible to have the installation of new LED lighting subsidised. The broad aim of all the schemes is to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this, they create incentives for businesses to switch to greener LED lighting.


A number of Haneco products are approved for use in these state government energy-saving schemes. This means that they have been registered and proven to comply with all regulations.  In South Australia, the initiative is called REPS (Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme), in Victoria VEU (Victorian Energy Upgrades) and in New South Wales ESS (Energy Saving Scheme) or HEER (Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits), usually referred to as IPART.

IPART Approved Products

REPS Approved Products

VEU Approved Products


The ESS (Energy Savings Scheme) of New South Wales offers small businesses and residents access to the HEER (Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits) Program. The program offers premises across NSW access to subsidies that increase the energy efficiency of their property.

HEER Approved Products

Queensland Business Energy Saving and Transformation (QBEST) NEW

The Queensland Business Energy Saving and Transformation (QBEST) Rebates scheme provides rebates to eligible small and medium-sized Queensland businesses to install energy-efficient equipment.

The energy-efficient equipment you purchase and install must reduce the energy consumption and lower energy bills of your business, as well as contribute to the Queensland Government’s carbon reduction targets.

For more information


How do they work?

Generally, the schemes work by obliging energy retailers to buy and surrender to a government body a certain amount of certificates representing energy saved. The certificates are generated by businesses that fulfil the requirements of the scheme by, for instance, installing new energy-saving lights and removing the old ones. The certificates are quite detailed to ensure that the work actually complies with government regulations – correct disposal of old lights, licensed installers, approved products etc. All the required information is presented in the correct format by accredited certificate providers (ACPs) who purchase them to sell to energy retailers.  For example, in the NSW scheme, a company that reduces its electricity consumption by 66% generates 208 certificates worth $22.50 each.  Because of the work required to create the certificates, the ACP would pay around $4,690 for them rather than the full $6,300.  That $4,690 is used to offset the initial installation costs for the business, which in this case was $6,545. So if you are well organised, replacing outdated lights with approved efficient LED products reduces the upfront costs and allows the business to put the energy savings onto their bottom line sooner.

You can see exactly which of our products are accredited in the specifications provided with them in our product section or you can download the lists above.  They include some of our most popular lines such as the outdoor batten TRIPROOF, highbays HOODIE and SKYLUX, floodlights STAX, STAX-S and PARX plus the VIVA downlights.


Other Certificates

HACCP: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

HACCP food grade/safety is internationally recognised and specialises in the certification of food-safe equipment (including lighting systems), products and services that support the food industry.

HACCP Approved certificate

HACCP Approved products

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