A Better, Safer Light in the Night

Dec. 1, 2015
LED lighting lends security to hospital parking facility.
Evanston, Ill.
Contractor: Grainger Industrial Distributors

As an award-winning Level 1 trauma center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Ill., encourages family involvement in the patient healing process through an open visitation policy. With 24/7 visitation, the parking facility at Presence Saint Francis has a steady flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The garage is always open but has not always been well lit.

INFLUENCE:The inadequate lighting reduced visibility in many areas and did not convey the sense of a safe environment. SOLUTION:

VG Series parking structure and Edge area LED luminaires, both from Cree, provided optimal light quality, instilling a greater sense of security to hospital staff and visitors, and delivered reduced maintenance and operations costs. “Nothing looked good until we put in the sample VG Series pendant mount LED luminaire. The light output, the fixture itself, the different coloration of the lumens—it was completely different, from yellow to white,” notes Stark. The VG Series LED luminaires lower output from 100% to 25% after seven minutes of no occupancy detection, which qualified the Presence Saint Francis project for a large rebate from ConEdison.


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