Lighting products such as LEDs and induction luminaires, must be accepted by the Scheme Administrator prior to creating energy savings certificates.

The product acceptance process varies depending on the calculation method (see Tables 1-3). Lighting products accepted for use under one calculation method are not all automatically accepted for use under other methods. But there is a streamlined application process for products accepted under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program (see Table 4).

Conventional lighting technologies such as fluorescent, incandescent and halogen luminaires, must meet national Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and electrical safety standards. These technologies do not require acceptance.

Table 1: Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula (Commercial Lighting)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted in the Emerging Lighting Technology (ELT) Portal.

Applications can be made by Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs) and non-ACPs.

Documentation that must be provided

See the Commercial Lighting - Lighting Requirements Guide. Typically, the following documents are required:

  • ELT Application Checklist.

  • Specification sheet for the lamp and driver (if declared).

  • Additional documents to meet safety and performance standards.

  • For Non-ACP applicants, a Sponsorship Form signed by 2 current ACPs.

Public list of accepted products

ELT Product Search and list of withdrawn products.

Table 2: Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by email to esslighting@ipart.nsw.gov.au. Only ACPs accredited for the HEER method can apply.

Documentation that must be provided

See the HEER - Lighting Requirements Guide. Typically, the following documents are required:

Public list of accepted products

List of Products Accepted for HEER Method (see worksheet named “Products accepted – lighting”)

Table 3: Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification and Metered Baseline Method

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by email to esslighting@ipart.nsw.gov.au.

Applications can be made by ACPs and non-ACPs.

Documentation that must be provided

See the PIAM&V and MBM Lighting Requirements Guide. The following documents are required:

  • Specification sheet for the lamp and driver (if declared).

  • Additional documents to meet relevant safety standards.

Public list of accepted products

List of products accepted for PIAM&V and MBM methods

Products accepted under Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula and/or Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits are automatically accepted for use under Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification and Metered Baseline Method.

Table 4: VEU accepted products

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by email to VEETProcess@ipart.nsw.gov.au

Applications may be made by ACPs and/or non-ACPs depending on the calculation method (refer to the Lighting Requirements Guide for the relevant calculation method)

Documentation that must be provided

See the Lighting Requirements Guides for the relevant calculation method above

Public list of accepted products

Refer to Tables 1-3 above.

Relevant Documentation

Commercial Lighting - Lighting Requirements Guide
Commercial Lighting - Form - ELT Application Checklist
Commercial Lighting - Application Form - ELT product sponsorship
HEER - Lighting Requirements Guide
HEER - Tool - Lighting Requirements
HEER - Form - ELT Application Checklist
List of Lighting Products Accepted for HEER Method
PIAM&V and MBM - Lighting Requirements Guide
PIAM&V and MBM Lighting Product Acceptances - List