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How LED Does More Than “Keeping the Lights On”: Sustainability, Financial and Health Benefits of Quality LED Lighting in Hospitals
Healthcare Business Today has featured Energy Focus CEO’s, James Tu, article “How LED Does More Than “Keeping the Lights On”: Sustainability, Financial and Health Benefits of Quality LED Lighting in Hospitals.”
The cost of hospital lighting can be staggering. According to National Grid, hospitals in the U.S. spend, on average, $1.67 per square foot on electricity and lighting alone accounts for approximately 15% of a hospital’s electricity budget. For an average-size hospital building (75,000 square feet) that’s an annual expenditure of $18,000, and for a large hospital building (650,000 square feet), it costs $160,000 to keep the lights on. This is one of the reasons why more and more hospital executives are looking at LEDs (light emitting diodes, a semiconductor-based light source) for their facilities.
Healthcare Business Today is a leading online publication that covers the business of healthcare. Readers include CEOs, presidents, CFOs, HR specialists, physicians, IT specialists, and executive directors across the healthcare spectrum to address the various issues and challenges in this evolving sector.