When you're operating or working in a hospital and your […]
When you're operating or working in a hospital and your primary focus is on the health of your patients and treating those who are sick or injured round-the-clock, it's easy to place the importance of maintaining, and even improving your hospital on the back-burner. In particular, the lighting demand of any hospital is significantly high, roughly representing more than 10% of an average hospital's energy consumption. This also leads to a higher demand in having to cool down the hospital because of the heat that is generated from every watt of electricity being consumed. The amount of heat and energy that is emitted from lighting systems in hospitals is considered a problem that is taking time, money, and energy away from other valuable aspects of a hospital.
Recently, energy efficient lighting solutions are readily available to meet the lighting demands of any hospital, whether it's a hospital newly in construction or one already in existence. Commercial LED lighting, while both cost-efficient and energy-efficient, also has a quick payback period and will lead to dramatic savings over little time.
In general, energy efficient LED lighting uses less than a third of the energy consumed by fluorescent lights (140 kWh) and seven times less than incandescent lights (350 kWh). This is especially significant when dealing with lighting that stays on round-the-clock, like in hallways, large rooms, bathrooms, cafeteria, etc.
On the other hand, the lifespan of LEDs is about 50,000 hours, or around six years, when operated 24/7. Comparatively, the lifespan for fluorescent lights can last for about a year when used 24/7, and even less than a year for incandescent lights. Another great characteristic of LED lighting is that it does not burn out over time, but rather slowly lessens in brightness. As a result, time and money can be better spent elsewhere than having to worry about replacing burned out light bulbs.
In addition, LED lighting casts a minimal to no shadow. There is also no flicker, and no delay when these LED lights are turned off and on. Last but not least, studies have shown that the light from LED bulbs can improve one's overall mood and health because of their ability to create light in multiple colors. This is revolutionary because the type of color in your lighting can help your staff feel more alert, while also helping your patients feel more calm or sleepy. When your hospital's staff and patients are happier, the overall hospital will function significantly better.To learn more information please enter http://www.outianlighting.com/.