Big Business Light Switch

Upgrade to LED lighting and save big

Electrician installing light

It’s so easy.

Switch your business to LED lighting and save up to 88%* on your annual lighting costs.

Here’s how it works

  1. Request an assessment.
  2. We’ll call back within 48 hours to arrange your assessment.
  3. We assess your workplace. Your new LED lights will be free** or heavily discounted.
  4. You approve the quote (if there is one) and installation schedule.
  5. We install your new lighting, ensuring minimal disruption.

Book a free LED assessment

We’ll call back within 48 hours to arrange your assessment.

Book now

*88% savings based on replacing 10 x 54 watt halogen downlights with 6 watt LED downlights used for 10 hours per day, 5 days a week at a tariff of 30.558 cents per kWh (GST incl).

**The program is free for selected building and lighting types, and heavily subsidised for all others. Any potential costs will be identified in your free quote and works will only proceed with your approval.

Terms and conditions

View the Big Business Light Switch terms and conditions.

Frequently asked questions

  • It’s an ACT energy efficiency program aimed at supporting businesses to save on their energy costs. We remove existing traditional lights and supply and install energy-efficient LED lights. Depending on your building and lighting type, the switch is either free or heavily subsidised. Your LED lights are fitted by a licensed electrician at a time that’s convenient for you.

  • LED stands for light emitting diode and works by electricity passing through a semiconductor, which produces light. LED lights are up to 88%* more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights.


     Your existing eligible light

     New LED light replacement

     1. Fluorescent tubes (T8)      

     T8 Fluorescent  T8 LED

     2. High bay lights

     High bay  LED High bay

     3. Rectangular or round shop lights  

     Round shop Round shop LED
  • The colour appearance of light is measured as units of Kelvin (K). The higher the Kelvin the ‘cooler’ or more blue the light is. 2500K has a very warm or yellow appearance, whereas 4000K is a cool blue light. The LED fluorescent tubes we install are between 4000K and 6000K, which is considered a cool white. The LED high bay lights are 5000K.

  • No. For products to be included in the program they must have been installed by an authorised installer from ActewAGL’s Energy Efficiency team and be recorded on one of our activity record forms.

  • If you’re not happy with the product or how it was installed, call 1300 789 002 and the ActewAGL Energy Efficiency team is happy to help. We’ll replace a product if it’s not working correctly or it’s been installed incorrectly. Products are protected by a three to five year warranty (depending on lighting type).

  • By signing the form, you’re confirming you’ve participated in the program and that the details on the form are true and correct to the best of your knowledge.

    This information may be collected by the ACT Government-appointed administrator to check the activity was undertaken in accordance with Scheme, health, safety, environment and other requirements.

  • Yes. The Big Business Light Switch program is undertaken in the presence of a qualified electrician. We only use LEDs that have met the requirements of the Electrical Equipment Safety System’s (EESS) national database and where the supplier is listed as a ‘responsible supplier’ under the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC).

    As part of the program, your existing eligible T8 fluorescent tubes will be replaced and the existing ballast will be removed as this is not required with LED tubes. High bay light fittings and globe will be removed and a complete LED high bay luminaire will be replaced.

    For a complete check-up of the wiring at your property, contact your electrician.

Any questions?

Our ActewAGL Energy Efficiency team is happy to assist.
Call 1300 789 002 Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

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