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led tube & batten led tube​ replacement risks you can't ignore

led tube & batten led tube​ replacement risks you can't ignore

2019-05-24

A simple replacement of fluorescent tubes with LED tubes is one of the lowest cost options for energy efficient lighting retrofits BUT it can come with significant performance & safety risks.


The recent extension of the Victorian Energy Saver Incentive (VEET) scheme’s commercial lighting upgrade operating hours (Schedule 34) has seen an explosion of direct selling of LED T5 T6 T8 tube and batten led tube in some cases for free with the installer claiming the VEEC rebates.



We have outlined the major risks below to allow building managers & owners to be in a better position to compare lighting upgrade options. In order to minimise these risks, a FULL luminaire replacement with either an LED batten, bulkhead, troffer or panel is recommended.

A recent acknowledgement of these risks is the decision by the NSW Energy Savings Scheme administrators, IPART, to ban T5 adaptor retrofit kits and LED tube replacements as eligible activities due to the potential hazards arising out of such retrofit installations.


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