Artificial lighting

BASIX assesses the energy used by artificial lighting based on:

  • which areas of the dwelling are primarily lit by fluorescent or LED (light emitting diode) lamps – that is, at least 80% of the light fittings in the area, including the main light fitting; and
  • whether the fittings in each area are dedicated (only capable of accepting) fluorescent or LED lamps.

The areas of the dwelling covered are:

  • bedrooms/study;
  • living/dining;
  • kitchen;
  • bathrooms/toilets;
  • laundry; and
  • hallways.

What is a dedicated fluorescent or LED fitting?

Dedicated, in relation to light fittings, means a light fitting that is only capable of accepting fluorescent or LED lamps. It will not accept incandescent, halogen or any other non-fluorescent or non-LED lamps.

Selecting a dedicated fitting will get you more BASIX points, as it locks in efficient lighting practice over the life of the building.