Bendigo TAFE

Industry: Education

Energy savings67% reduction
Payback period29 months
Annual lighting energy saving333,840 kWh
First year return on investment40%
Greenhouse gas reducton451 tonnes per annum
Total 10 year saving$515,595

Bendigo TAFE delivers a wide variety of vocational courses to over 9,000 students a year across five campuses in central Victoria.


Shine On approached the TAFE and was asked to assess the lighting in their Charleston Road campus which specialises in trades, industrial and automotive. The TAFE was looking to make savings in the business and funding had become available for upgrade works, so an LED retrofit ticked both of their boxes.


Before recommending a solution, we undertook a number of lighting designs to ensure the light levels would exceed AS1680 requirements, particularly in the machinery-heavy classrooms. Using a combination of LED tubeshighbays and panels, the campus has managed to save 67% on their lighting energy consumption. This impressive reduction will deliver a ten year energy cost saving of over $515,000!

Bendigo TAFE following Shine On LED upgrade     Bendigo TAFE following Shine On LED upgrade

“They were really good to deal with. The paperwork side of things has been really good and they have been coming to us with regular updates.
We have used LED lighting in the past and have not been happy, but I can definitely say I am happy with their product; it seems to be efficient and is better quality compared to others I have seen.
Due to our experience, we have started dealing with them at our metro campuses, as well as our regional campuses.” Gene Coutinho, Facilities Manager

Energy Efficient Products Used

Shine On Sabre Mk3 LED Tube1,455
Shine On H-Flux Mk3 LED Highbay256
Shine On Plexis Mk2 LED Panel230
Shine On Omera Mk2 LED Panel73