Acceptance process

Under the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits (HEER) Method, certain lighting products (such as LEDs and induction luminaires) must be accepted by the Scheme Administrator as meeting the equipment requirements.  This page outlines the process for applying for acceptance of such products and the list of products that have already been accepted for use under the HEER Method. 

These requirements are different to those for the Commercial Lighting Method. Lighting products accepted for use under the commercial lighting method are not automatically accepted for use under the HEER method.  ACPs accredited to use the HEER method must apply to have any relevant lighting products accepted by the Scheme Administrator, as outlined below, before they install that equipment as part of an ESS upgrade.

There are no ESS equipment requirements applying to conventional lighting technologies such as fluorescent, incandescent and halogen luminaires, as these technologies must already meet national Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and electrical safety standards.

Lighting Equipment Requirements

The document below specifies:

  • the lighting equipment requirements that must be met when installing lighting equipment under the HEER method, and
  • how to apply to have lighting products accepted as meeting those requirements. 

Lighting Requirements: HEER Method411.77KB PDF FileV1.1 December 2016
This document specifies the lighting equipment requirements applicable to lighting equipment installed in an implementation of the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits method.

The HEER Lighting Requirements Tool has been developed to assist applicants and ACPs to determine the lighting equipment requirements for different activity types under the HEER method.  It also provides guidance on the evidence that must be provided for lighting equipment to be accepted by the Scheme Administrator as meeting those requirements.  The requirements can be checked using either the lighting equipment class or the relevant activity definition under the HEER method.

HEER Lighting Requirements Tool132.33KB Excel SpreadsheetV1.0 September 2016
This tool may be used to assist ACPs to determine the lighting requirements that must be met for the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits method.

Lighting products that have been accepted

A list of the products that have been accepted for use under the HEER Method can be found below.

List of Lighting Products Accepted for HEER Method965.83KB Excel SpreadsheetV1.7 November 2017