Lighting Technologies

This page describes lighting technologies and how they are used in the scheme

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The Energy Savings Scheme provides two methods for calculating energy savings for lighting upgrades. Use the links below to find out more information.

Commercial Lighting Formula for commercial and industrial sites

1-for-1 Lighting for direct replacements at residential and small business sites

More information about the lighting used in both of these methods is provided below.

Acceptable lighting technologies

The ESS Rule has specific requirements for the types of lighting that can be used. In general, the following characteristics need to be addressed before lighting equipment can be accepted for use in lighting upgrades:

  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrical safety.
  • total power consumption of the lamp or luminaire (lamp circuit power).
  • minimum asset lifetime and performance requirements.

The equipment requirements depend on which calculation method is used.

Equipment Requirements for Commercial Lighting

Equipment Requirements for 1-for-1 Lighting

Additional Information