Welcome to Led Light Rebates helping you the consumer to reduce your electricity bills and give you the latest news about the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source. LEDs are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting. Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, early LEDs emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness. When a light-emitting diode is switched on, electrons are able to recombine with holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. LEDs present many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching. However, LEDs powerful enough for room lighting are relatively expensive and require more precise current and heat management than compact fluorescent lamp sources of comparable output.
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LED lighting products that meet the eligibility requirements of the Regulations under Schedule 21 and/or Schedule 34 should seek product approval under either or both of these product categories.
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An important component of each Prescribed Activity is ensuring that a VEET-approved energy saving product is installed. The Product Approval page explains the different categories of products within the scheme.
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If you are an energy consumer looking to receive a benefit under the scheme for installing any of the above types of products, contact an accredited business directly to find out what products they have approval to use.
Latest Updates for the VEET Program
– The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has made some important updates to Schedule 34 – Building based lighting compliance requirements that will be introduced on 10 February 2017. These updates include:
- Revised evidentiary requirements for space types with 5,000 annual operating hours.
- Clarification on the types of third party documentation and regulatory or contractual documentation that may be provided to the ESC as evidence of space type(s) with 5,000 annual operating hours and above.
The ESC has made important updates to Schedule 21A administrative and compliance requirements that will be introduced on 21 February 2017. Include:Schedule 34 – Clarification of the definition of ‘service station’ and addition of Electrician (Installer) details as mandatory fields.
- Schedule 21A – Recycling receipts of decommissioned unit (where applicable) and geo-tagged photographs as an evidentiary requirement.
The Essential Services Commission (ESC) hosted a public forum for the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme on Friday 28 October 2016. The presentation delivered at this event is available here. The presentation provides important information on the administration of the scheme and highlights recent key developments.
The Essential Services Commission has made important changes to the VEET product approval process. Effective 1 July 2016, product applications that do not meet the requirements of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 or the Explanatory Note – Lodging a product application will not be approved. Further, a maximum of two requests for information will be issued in respect of an incomplete application before the application is “Not approved”. Further information regarding the changes can be found here.
Recent amendments to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 resulted in the need to update various sections of the VEET Guidelines. In addition to these legislative amendments, VEET administrative procedures have changed. Amended Guidelines were published in the Government Gazette on 9 June 2016 and take effect from that day. The Guidelines include new clauses concerning the register of products, and compliance and enforcement, as well as a number of other updates. Further information about the Guidelines can be found here.
The Essential Services Commission has made changes to Mandatory Safety Training (MST) requirements, effective from 20 July 2016. The MST requirements are updated to mandate completion of the CPCCCM2010B – Working safely at heights unit, for residential installations of Schedules 13, 14, 15 and 21A & 21B. In addition, the MST requirements for Schedule 26 now include CPCPCM2023A – Carry out OHS requirements and VU21859 – retrofitting to improve energy and water efficiency. Further information about the changes is available here.
Changes have been made to the Schedule 21 assignment form proforma (for both residential and business sectors). Amongst other things, the changes include new questions concerning ‘transformer type’ for installations of downlights under Schedule 21C. Accredited Persons (APs) approved for Schedule 21 must make the necessary changes to their assignment forms by 6 September 2013. An email providing more details about the change, and about what steps impacted APs should take, has been sent to all VEET account holders.
Recent Update 15/2/16
New functionality has been deployed to the VEET website allowing the online submission of applications for accreditation, additional activity approval and assignment form approval. An Information Bulletin outlining the changes has been sent to all account holders. New explanatory notes that provide instructions on how to lodge each type of application are now available from the publication page.