Energy use constitutes as one of the largest costs in hospitals, but it is also one of the most controllable costs. Hospitals in the U.S. spend an average of $1.67 on electricity per square foot annually. Some estimates suggest that hospitals spend between 40% – 60% of their total energy budget on lighting alone.
With U.S. Department of Energy studies confirming that lighting costs account for as much as 40% or more of the average hospital’s total energy expenses, upgrades involving high-performing, energy-efficient LED technology can be a quick and easy way to improve a hospital’s lighting quality while significantly reducing operating costs.
LED lighting is exceptionally efficient which pays dividends in hospitals where lights operate day and night. It boasts life-span more than twice the average span of a conventional bulb, and require far less maintenance. Moreover, as sticker prices continue to fall for LEDs, the cost-benefit analysis has shifted remarkably in favour of the companies making the switch.
In addition to their efficiency, LEDs are also noted for meaningful contributions to quality of care itself. Below are some such advantages:
Additional benefits also apply in the operating room. In 2011, The U.S. Department of Energy, in its LED Surgical Task Lighting study confirmed that, compared with halogen lights, LED lights:
A recent study released at the CleanMed conference revealed that U.S. hospitals can achieve a 60% overall energy reduction. This translates into annual savings of over $700,000 for a new hospital built to code. These large reductions in operating costs and improved efficiency allows hospitals to focus on what’s most important: patient care.
If lighting expenses can be reduced by even 10%, that’s a significant savings in energy consumption and savings that can be transferred directly to patient care.
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In addition to the operational benefits, the medical community has identified several other benefits non-monetary benefits of switching to LED’s:
So let’s ask ourselves the very question that all of this was leading to…When do you want to make the change?
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