Dartford-based 8point3 has forged closer links with the health service following its support of a national seminar.
The company, which manufactures and installs bespoke LED lighting systems for industrial and commercial clients, including NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies, was one of the sponsors of World Class Procurement in the NHS: Delivering Quality and Value, held at the Manchester Conference Centre last month.
Managing Director Ashley Bateup and Business Development Director Darren Burrows represented 8point3 at the event, where they were able to outline the energy and cost saving benefits of LED lighting to some of the leading procurement professionals for NHS Trusts from across the country.
“At a time when NHS Trusts are having to manage budgets, cut costs and maintain front line services, LED lighting makes tremendous sense,” said Ashley Bateup, Managing Director of 8point3. “It brings with it dramatic reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance costs while providing staff and patients with a brighter, healthier working environment.
“Our customers typically record energy savings of between 50-80% against equivalent traditional fluorescent lighting and significantly reduce the amount of CO2 generated by their organisation.
“With an expected guaranteed economic usable life of 50,000 hours, the absence of routine maintenance and re-lamping costs further add to the benefits of this unique technology.”
8point3 typically specifies a daylight white colour for its office LED solutions with an emitted light colour around 5,000 Kelvin – equivalent to noon daylight on a sunny day. The colour temperature is the same as that used in lamps to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
“Our support of last month’s event gave us direct access to key decision makers in the sector, enabling us to build on the work we already undertake for the likes of Surrey and Borders NHS Trust,” said Ashley.
“We received some excellent feedback on our products and the fact that we are able to deliver fully funded projects, which negate the need for capital expenditure, meaning that the NHS can transition to LED without securing internal budget resources.
“We hope to be able to assist some of those NHS Trusts who attended the event in understanding the saving LED could bring to their organisations.”