We began by replacing the 3,600 flourescent tubes installed in the corridors with MASTERLED tubes. These fixtures aid navigation in the corridors with bright, comfortable light. In addition, the tubes offer flicker-free performance, consume minimal energy, and last three times longer than fluorescent ones. We also installed 944 LuxSpace and 577 Luxspace mini in the corridors.
The new fixtures will deliver ongoing energy savings for many years without maintenance.The upgrades continued in the bathrooms and toilets, where we installed 78 LuxSpace Compact Power downlights. For general lighting in other areas, we installed 1,000 MASTER LEDspot GU 5.3 lamps. The new fixtures deliver the high quality light needed for staff visibility, while providing a comforting ambience for patients and visitors. With all requirements met, hospital lighting is helping the healing process for people every day.
Since making the switch to LED, energy consumption in the refurbished areas has fallen by a substantial 1,172,290 kWh annually (21%). Overall savings for the hospital are in the region of €164,120, and CO2 emissions have been greatly reduced. In addition, with LED lamps offering 50,000 hours use, maintenance costs are lowered and disruptions minimized.