Lighting Upgrades for Healthcare
Healthcare facilities are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs while improving customer experience. The experience is a significant component of government reimbursement payments, so it is even more important today. A new lighting system not only improves the look and feel, but also reduces costs and has been proven to reduce errors and accidents. Healthcare facilities can uniquely benefit from a lighting upgrade by reducing costs while improving revenue and patient outcomes.
Hospitals & Clinics
Lighting represents approximately 30% of electrical consumption in healthcare facilities according to the Department of Energy. EPL has upgraded the lighting in more than five-million-square-feet of health care spaces, driving energy savings in excess of 65% while improving the patient experience.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of mortality. Applying specific spectrums of light have been proven to increase alertness, particularly on 3rd shift and in buildings with few windows. Increasing alertness has been linked to lowering the number of medical errors. EPL knows the spectrums to increase alertness and how to apply the lighting to lower medical errors, reduce liability costs, and improve patient outcomes.
Skilled Nursing and Senior Living Facilities
In 2019, Medicare/Medicaid will spend over $40 billion on falls for people over the age of 65. CMS and DHS is pushing hard to reduce this expense. It is a liability concern and affects the Star Rating of nursing homes.
EPL is the only lighting company in the country working with researchers on how light affects the elderly in nursing homes. To date we have over a 30% reduction in falls and nearly a 40% reduction in sundowners; all this while reducing energy consumption over 60%!
Dentists rely on the right light spectrum for detailed, delicate work. Having warm colored lighting in a dental office is almost heresy; everybody’s teeth will look yellow! Replacing outdated, yellowish lighting is not only smart in seeing patient’s teeth and gums in the right color, but it also reduces energy consumption by over 60%.
Lighting Upgrade Success Stories: Healthcare
The Value Of Proper Lighting
Reduce energy costs by 60-70% with a lighting upgrade and up to 80% with paired lighting controls
Reduce lighting maintenance costs by 90%+
Big jump in meeting sustainability goals
Specific light spectrums are known to reduce anxiety and improve mood
Attract and retain top talent by creating a more cheerful, less stressful work environment
Flicker and glare can cause migraines –EPL eliminates both
Accelerate patient recovery time by simulating natural daylight
Improve mood by simulating natural daylight, no different than going outside on sunny day
Specific spectrums are proven to increase alertness leading to reduced errors
On-Site Lighting Assessment
Request a lighting assessment and an EPL lighting professional will reach out to learn more about your lighting needs and answer your questions.
Our thorough, on-site lighting assessments include:
- Complete facility lighting evaluation with room-by-room counts of existing lighting fixtures, light level readings and other detailed measurements
- A lighting upgrade proposal based on the lighting needs for the work performed
- An Energy Savings Report
- Available Financial Incentives/Rebates
- PACE funding or leasing available
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