Optimal light quality instills a greater sense of security to hospital staff and visitors while reducing operations costs and delivering significant maintenance savings as well.
The Cree® LED lighting solution provided excellent color rendering and illumination. Stark heard right away from the Saint Francis Security Manager that security camera footage was much clearer. The new white light made reading license plate numbers and viewing other details around the garage easier.
The improved visibility was remarked upon by staff as well. “The Presence Network News, the corporate newsletter, did a segment on the parking garage. They interviewed one of the hospital employees who indicated she felt much safer with the new lighting as she walked from her car during second and third shifts. A sense of security in the parking garage is very important to the hospital employees, and to me. I want our staff and visitors to feel safe when they come here.”
The Cree® VG Series parking structure and Cree Edge™ area LED luminaires not only provide optimal light quality, instilling a greater sense of security to hospital staff and visitors, but reduce operations costs and deliver energy savings as well.
Light maintenance in the garage has gone from ongoing to minimal, which has freed up the maintenance staff for other projects and improved operational efficiency.
Presence Saint Francis Hospital also benefits from the energy efficiency of the multi-level sensor they chose for their VG Series LED luminaires, which lowers output from 100 percent to 25 percent after seven minutes of no occupancy detection and qualified the Presence Saint Francis project for a large rebate from ConEdison.
Grainger’s healthcare account manager adds, “Presence Saint Francis walked away with not only better lighting, it is lighting they are operating at a lower cost. They were able to save on energy, acquire funding through the utility company that is encouraging their customers to become more energy-efficient, and in the end, everybody benefited from this.”