Now more than ever, healthcare facilities are sites of endless activity. Here, frontline pandemic workers put their expertise to work, caring for the over 1 million COVID-19 patients in the United States, in addition to the millions of other patients needing care every day.
Even before the pandemic, hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the country were seeking sustainable energy solutions to maintain this constant need. But as health systems shift their focus to create temporary ICU facilities and budgets are cut due to the lack of revenue earned from elective care procedures, the need to increase efficiency and save money is increasingly dire.
Retrofits can resume
Though many construction projects were halted due to the pandemic, work has resumed in several states. This means that tackling energy savings projects doesn’t have to wait.
One of the quickest, most cost effective, and least obtrusive measures to increasing energy efficiency in any facility is switching to LED fixtures and bulbs. According to energy.gov, LEDs use 25-80% less energy than traditional light sources and have a much longer service life.
Making the switch to LEDs is not only cost effective, but also simple with EarthTronics’ retrofit products. Instead of completely rewiring your clients’ electrical system, disrupting the vital work of healthcare professionals, you can plug and play a variety of LED bulbs and fixtures, including tube lights and can lights.
Best LED options for healthcare
For example, EarthTronics’ new high efficiency Type B TLEDs replace T12 and T8 fluorescent lamps, and provide greatly improved light color quality with a high 82 CRI color rendering index, for improved visual acuity and color clarity. For retrofit applications, EarthTronics has available 96”, 48”, 36”, 24” and u-bend T8 LED lamps. These LED lamps are highly efficient and most are listed with the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and available for local utility rebate incentives. Visit EarthTronics’ Rebate Finder to learn of the rebate incentive available in your area. These LEDs are also available with shatterproof coated glass, making them ideal for all types of settings in which safety for clients and patients is paramount. EarthTronics products are ideal for increasing energy efficiency in a variety of healthcare environments.
High efficiency lighting can also increase security for healthcare facilities, where the safety, privacy, and health of patients and professionals is always top of mind. Products like EarthTronics’ LED area lights, wall packs, and floodlights provide a high-powered, sustainable solution for outdoor areas. EarthTronics’ outdoor lighting fixture options are designed to be contractor friendly and easy to install.
With a rated life of 50,000 hours, the EarthTronics wall pack series and flood light series are designed for easy installation, directly fitting onto existing electrical boxes, making it the contractor’s choice when replacing older high-pressure sodium and metal halide wall packs. These products now include three CCT color selectable switch within each fixture, allowing for color selection right at the job site.
Lighting to save lives
Where energy needs are great, the opportunities for sustainable solutions are endless. In healthcare settings— from physicians’ offices and outpatient facilities to emergency departments and operating rooms—lighting is a vital part of preventing illness and saving lives. LED solutions tailor-made for healthcare environments provide cost-effective, easy-to-update products that last years longer than their fluorescent and incandescent counterparts, offering solutions that are better for the environment, your client, and their patients.
Contact us today for more information on how to improve the lighting of your healthcare facility.