SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, continues to provide healthy lighting alternatives to healthcare systems by completing an LED retrofit for an Alabama hospital.
For a medical facility, something as simple as lighting can mean the difference between life and death. Reliable lighting is imperative in operating rooms, exam rooms, patient’s quarters and hallways not only for accuracy, but also patient safety. However, lighting can also be the single-largest energy draw on a large-scale facility’s electricity bill. Since a hospital operates 24/7/365, so must the lights. Russell Medical Center in rural Alexander City, Alabama needed a solution to reduce monthly spending on energy while still providing its patients and staff with the highest quality of light. Energy Focus in partnership with LED Solutions, an Alabama based ESCO, won the bid for the complete retrofit of the 319,000 sq. ft. hospital.
Prior to the retrofit, Russell Medical Center was operating three 32W T8 fluorescent lamps with a ballast consuming 104W per fixture. Over the facility’s 5,000 fixtures, Energy Focus installed 10,000 13W direct-wire LED T8 lamps reducing the total wattage from 104W per fixture to just 26W, cutting the lighting’s energy consumption by 75%. The retrofit is expected to save over 40% on Russell Medical Center’s total utility bill.
“This has been a very beneficial project for Russell Medical, in not only saving the hospital money on energy costs, but also providing a higher quality, better product for our patients and staff. It was obvious switching to LED was the right solution after working with Energy Focus and LED Solutions to complete this project,” said Matt Fisher, Chief Financial Officer of Russell Medical Center.
Reducing energy was not the only factor involved in specifying the correct LED lighting for this project. Energy Focus’ flicker-free componentry and history of product reliability and longevity were also major considerations in guaranteeing the healthiest light for the medical facility. Since the retrofit, doctors and staff have commented on the vast improvement to the quality of light; making intricate procedures easier to execute and they experience less eye-strain and fatigue throughout their shifts.
“Being the choice lighting manufacturer for healthcare systems like Russell Medical Center truly embodies the value proposition of Energy Focus products. We continue to make strides in LED lighting innovation and these strides are fueled by our desire to provide the best lighting products for applications where quality, health and performance really matter,” says Larry Fallon, Energy Focus Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
About Energy Focus
Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of energy-efficient LED lighting technologies. As the creator of the first flicker-free LED products on the U.S. market, Energy Focus products provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, and aesthetics, safety, health and sustainability benefits over conventional lighting. Our customers include U.S. and foreign navies, U.S. federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.
For more information, visit our website at www.energyfocus.com
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