ENERGY EFFICIENT HOSPITAL LIGHTING
Hospitals demand a lot from their lighting systems. In most cases they need to be well lit 24 hours a day. Though essential, the cost of powering and maintaining these lighting systems can be astronomical.
There are many different types of energy efficient hospital lighting systems that can help reduce electricity consumption. The most common type of energy efficient lighting utilises the latest LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
LEDs are tiny units which emit a strong light when an electrical current is passed through them. These lights produce a strong light whilst using a fraction of the energy of traditional light bulbs. In most cases, those who choose to install energy efficient hospital lighting enjoy savings of up to 70%.
Another major benefit of LED lighting is its reliability and durability. Traditional incandescent bulbs can reach temperatures of over 100◦C if used for extended periods and have an average lifespan of just 1,000 hours. LEDs, even when used 24 hours a day remain cool to the touch, and can last for up to 50,000 hours.
LEDs mean lower running costs, less downtime, and lower replacement costs
Hospitals ask a lot from their lighting. Hallways, wards, laboratories and theatres need to be very well lit almost permanently. So is LED lighting up to the task?
One of the major advantages of LEDs is their flexibility. You can have a lighting element with 20 or 200 LEDs in it. You are also able to get LEDs which emit different levels of light. Whatever you need your lights to do in a clinical set-up, there is an LED solution.
It is widely understood that exposing patients to mercury is something to be avoided if at all possible. Unlike many traditional light bulbs and fittings, LED hospital lighting contains absolutely no mercury. This makes them perfect for hospital use.
While energy efficient lighting systems offer a significant benefit over their predecessors which can represent significant monthly savings, these reduced running costs must be balanced against the initial outlay of replacing the existing lighting system. Fixed term leasing provides an ideal solution. The fixed term leasing payment model allows our clients to purchase the lighting equipment over a fixed time period.
The lease matches the repayments on the initial installation fee with the savings made on your energy bills that the new lighting allows you to make. This ensures that you will not notice the repayments for the installation of the new system, but you will continue enjoying its benefits long after it has been paid for. Greenlite have experience in offering funding using the Salix Finance Scheme.
Installing energy efficient lighting now not only makes great sense for preserving the environment, it also makes perfect business sense.