General Electric Company : Ohio Hospital Cures Costly Outdoor Lighting, Delivers New GE LED Fixtures in Parking Lot
08/09/2012| 02:40pm US/Eastern
Since 1892, Aultman Hospital has served Canton, Ohio, with
exceptional health care services. In 2010, Stark County's largest
hospital and employer launched a project to serve patients and staff
with exceptional new parking lot and parking deck illumination. Evolve?
LED lighting systems from GE Lighting proved the right prescription.
Onlookers are remarking on an "incredible difference," and Aultman has
delivered a healthy $13,000 annual energy cost savings to its campus.
Evolve(TM) LED lighting systems from GE Lighting proved the right prescription for Aultman, Ohio's largest hospital employer in Stark county. (Photo: GE)
The hospital first trialed GE's Evolve LED Area Lights in its new
employee parking lot in May 2010. Impressed with light quality and
uniformity, Aultman moved quickly to retrofit a second older lot using
high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with the same LED solution.
Thirty-two Evolve LED Area Lights replaced 52 HPS fixtures in the lot,
creating a much-improved sense of security among associates, according
to Pooley. Aultman's average expense to light the HPS-equipped lot was
$1,500 a month including the cost of an electrical contractor to replace
failed fixtures. Since the LED conversion, the hospital's utility bill
has fallen to $400 and Pooley hasn't placed a service call yet.
"Our security team stood on top of our building and looked down into the
lot - everything was completely evenly lit, the continuity of light was
absolutely incredible," said Betsy Pooley, director of building services
Combining the latest in LED system electronics, thermal management and
mechanical and optical design, GE Evolve LED fixtures make the
advantages of LED lighting a practicality in parking lots. They provide
an estimated 10-year service life that is four times the recommended
service interval of traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting.
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About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to
develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light
their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential
settings. The business employs over 17,000 people in more than 100
countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy
Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve?, GTx, Immersion ?,
Infusion ?, Lumination? and Tetra® commercial
brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on
things that matter to build a world that works better. For more
information, visit www.gelighting.com.
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