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 Equipment Requirements: HEER Method419.08KB PDF FileV1.2 December 2018
This document specifies the lighting equipment requirements applicable to lighting equipment installed in an implementation of the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits method.

All applications must include a completed HEER Lighting Requirements Tool.

HEER Lighting Requirements Tool230.34KB Excel SpreadsheetV2.0 December 2018
This tool must be completed and submitted with every ELT application under the HEER method.

All applications must also include a completed ELT Application Checklist: HEER from 1 March 2019.

ELT Application Checklist: HEER101KB Word DocumentV1.0 December 2018
This form must be completed and submitted with every ELT application under the HEER 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 under the HEER method48.8KB Excel SpreadsheetUpdated 29 January 2019