By December 11, 2019 Read More →

Luceco relights Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Lucecohas worked with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust to relight areas of Wexham Park Hospital located in Berkshire.

The hospital was built on the site of a Victorian mansion known as Wexham Park; the design led to an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

After an exhaustive selection process, Luceco was engaged to provide a detailed survey for Wexham Park and Frimley Park Hospitals becoming a key supplier to Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Wexham Park, Frimley Park and Heatherwood Hospitals.

LED LuxPanels from Luceco were the principle luminaires utilised due to their energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, being quick and easy to install with remote ‘plug and play’ drivers.

Nigel Ford, project manager from Luceco said: “The lighting design, supply and installation of the LED luminaire retrofit refurbishment required precision planning and contractors had to work within limited timeframes, to ensure minimal disruption to patients and medical personnel”.

As well as corridors and circulation areas, departments relit included specialist facilities such as renal, pre-natal, elderly and ambulatory care units, ED Minors, AMU and Endoscopy all of which are constant demand locations.

LuxPanel luminaires were also installed in administration spaces such education centres lecture theatres, pharmacy care, libraries and medical records, all benefiting from non-obtrusive but effective lighting in high traffic areas whilst still offering improved glare control. Available in fixed output, dimmable and emergency options with no maintenance or re-lamping requirements over their lifetime, LuxPanel eliminates the need for access equipment normally required for lamp maintenance, as well as benefitting the environment in terms of energy efficiency and lamp disposal.

Further circulation areas to benefit from the LED lighting refurbishment included corridors and consultancy rooms lit with the Academy luminaire.

Academy benefits from an opal prism diffuser with screw secured endcaps and can be surface mounted or suspended. It also has a central cable entry with BESA fixings spaced at 600mm, so are ideal for retrofitting traditional fluorescent lamped fittings in healthcare environments. As with LuxPanel, Academy is ideal for use with sensors and lighting controls including LiteIP to further improve energy efficiency and has dimmable and emergency options available.

As well as providing emergency, trauma, coronary care, maternity services and orthopaedic surgery, Wexham Park Hospital is home to a renowned plastic surgery unit with a wealth of history. Founded by pioneering British plastic surgeon Stewart Harrison, it rapidly became known as a major UK centre of excellence.

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