|Dunnville Hospital First in Ontario with Full LED Lighting|
May 28, 2015
Dunnville Hospital First in Ontario with Full LED Lighting
DUNNVILLE – Haldimand War Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the province to completely replace its fluorescent and incandescent lighting with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting.
LED lights use much less energy than incandescent or fluorescent lights, and the bulbs last longer.
“We’re the first Ontario hospital to be 100 per cent LED,” says Haldimand War Memorial’s director of Plant Maintenance and Engineering, Tim Baker.
The lighting project began in March and was completed earlier this month. It involved replacing more than 800 fluorescent and incandescent lighting fixtures with equivalent LED fixtures. “This was a much better approach than retrofitting the existing fixtures, since we now enjoy the full warranties that come with the new equipment,” Baker says. “All the new fixtures are CSA approved and have an average life span of 50,000 hours – multiple times more life than standard fluorescent lighting. The new fixtures also don’t require the independent electrical inspections that retrofits do and use a fraction of the power to provide improved lighting levels.”
In addition to the replacement of the light fixtures themselves, nearly 100 occupancy sensors were installed during the project - in areas such as closets, storage rooms and offices.
The total cost of the project was just under $290,000. The provincial Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund paid for $205,000 of this amount, Haldimand County Hydro’s “Save on Energy” Retrofit Program is covering approximately $25,000, and the remainder is coming from the hospital’s capital budget.
“The energy savings to Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in the first month alone – before the lighting replacement was even completed – were more than $10,000.”
The fixtures, ballasts and bulbs removed from the hospital were recycled according to guidelines issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
For more information, contact Tim Baker, 905-774-7431 ext. 1251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org