Medical & Healthcare
LED Lights for Hospitals, Doctor’s Surgeries and Dental Practices
Lighting plays a very important role in medical and healthcare environments, reducing costs, enhancing comfort and improving the overall experience for patients. Additionally, LED lighting can help medical environments reduce their carbon footprint and meet sustainability targets.
At Led Lights 4 You, we have a range of compliant LED lighting products designed for use in medical environments and carry out all installations in an efficient, non-intrusive and courteous manner. Client we work with include:
- NHS trusts.
- Dental practices.
- Doctor’s surgeries.
- Care homes.
- Urgent care clinics.
- Private healthcare.
- Cosmetic surgeons.
NHS Trust Hospitals
NHS hospital lighting is often on 24 hours a day, particularly in A&E, corridors and wards. For this reason, it is important that LED lighting installed within NHS trust hospitals has a low running cost, long life expectancy and is installed in an efficient and non-intrusive manner.
In recent years, many NHS trust hospitals have begun to make the switch away from LED panels that are not ETL (Energy Technology List) compliant, these tend to fail in less than 2 years. Fortunately, LED lighting that is ETL compliant can be sourced at a similar price, offer 40% better energy savings, last 5 times longer and allow businesses to apply for Enhanced Capital Allowance.
There are a number of other benefits that come with choosing high quality ETL compliant LED lighting including:
- Flicker free, not only is this more comfortable on the eyes, but will also not impact patients who may be suffering from conditions such as epilepsy.
- Anti-glare lenses, creating a more comfortable environment for patients and staff.
- LED lights do not create heat, meaning the need for air conditioning can be reduced, patients will be more comfortable and no dark heat patches will be created on ceilings.
- Zero maintenance, keeping maintenance costs down and patient disruption to a minimum.
- IP rated, meaning they do not require cleaning and will deter any unhygienic flies.
With teams of electricians based in Bristol, London and Leeds we are well placed to work on NHS Hospitals in England and Wales. A typical Hospital will have up to 5,000 light fittings which we can normally re-fit with LED lighting within a month or so.
Medical Centres / Doctor’s Surgeries
Medical centres and doctor’s surgeries are the first to feel budget cuts, and conditions have suffered as a result. With longer waiting times and less availability, it is important that conditions are as good as possible to keep satisfaction rates as high as possible.
Like NHS trust hospitals, medical centres and doctor’s surgeries are often open for long hours and so energy bills can sky rocket. In addition to the savings made from the switch to super-efficient LED lighting, further savings can be made through occupancy control settings.
We have vast experience working with medical centres and doctor’s surgeries, having recently completed a project at St. Andrews House Medical Centre in Stalybridge, you can read the full case study here.
Dental Practices whether private or NHS registered are often open for long hours and thus energy usage is a large consideration. Additionally, the impacts on the aesthetics of the building should be considered; with brighter lighting making patients more alert and making the building seem more welcoming.
Another important aspect of lighting within dental practices is the LUX level. In order to see the patients, mouth property, the dentist will require a LUX of between 500 and 750. With traditional lighting, this would not be possible without blinding the patients however, with modern LED panel lights, light of the right intensity is dissipated across the entire room.
NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts have access to SALIX interest free loans to pay for energy efficiency equipment such as lighting. We supply ETL Compliant LED Lighting as Accredited members of the Carbon Trust and ILP, Ledlights4you is accepted for SALIX financing initiatives.