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LEDs can help healthcare facility become more energy efficient

July 24, 2017

Installing energy-efficiency lighting can offer healthcare facilities opportunity to cut costs, according to an article on the Colorado Real Estate Journal website.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting accounts for as much as 42 percent of the electricity used in healthcare facilities.

LED lighting has an expected useful life of 30,000 to 50,000 hours or longer, so facilities can expect to reduce their maintenance and replacement costs. 

Also, in patient rooms without an abundance of natural light, LED lighting can help to replicate the feel of sunlight.

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