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Light Planet showcase the benefits of LED technology at Healthcare Estates 2012

Time: 2012-11-05

Building on increasing demand from the healthcare sector, Light Planet is showcasing the benefits of advanced LED technology at the Healthcare Estates exhibition and conference in Manchester.
 
Held over the 9 and 10 of October, Healthcare Estates is the complete event for specifiers and high-level decision-makers from across the sector that focuses on the design, build, maintenance and management of healthcare estates and facilities.
 
With the healthcare sector facing a challenging combination of ambitious carbon reduction commitments and increasingly restricted budgets, the appeal of energy-efficient lighting solutions is stronger than ever.
 
Advanced LED technology offers an ideal retrofit solution with low-consumption LED lamps enabling energy reductions of 50–80% whilst a product life span of over 50,000 hours significantly reduces maintenance costs and related disruption.
 
Reduced energy consumption is particularly important in areas of hospitals, such as washrooms and car parks, where lights are kept on 24 hours a day for health and safety reasons.
 
Although the bottom line is often the top priority, the benefits that LED technology offers in terms of hygiene and patient care are also important drivers for adoption in the healthcare sector. The clearer, whiter and more natural light output of LEDs offers a more comfortable environment for both patients and staff. They also mimic daylight, the psychological impact of which is well documented, creating a better quality atmosphere, particularly for long-term patients.

"With up to 80% less power consumption and over 50,000 hours continual use, the financial benefits of an LED retrofit programme are clear", explained Managing Director, Simon Leggett. "The return on investment that LEDs deliver in terms of improved patient experience may be harder to calculate but, as increasing demand from the healthcare sector shows, it is likely to be significant".