Energy savings, long life drive era of LED

Light-emitting diode technologyis playing an important role in helping health care organizations improve patient satisfaction while controlling costs

May 15, 2014

Light-emitting diode (LED) technology is playing an important role in helping healthcare organizations improve patient satisfaction while controlling costs, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

"Despite concerns about uneven quality based upon place of manufacture and type, the enormous potential for energy savings, coupled with long lamp life, is accelerating adoption of LED lighting solutions throughout healthcare facilities," Robin Guenther, principal of Perkins+Will, said in the article.

When LED systems are being considered, luminaires must be tested according to industry-standard testing procedures, such as Illuminating Engineering Society LM-79, which tests the electrical and photometric characteristics of lighting fixtures, the article said.

It's important to test the equipment in mock-up scenarios and test locations to see if the new light levels are consistent with the original system output.

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