This will be a quick post to highlight a couple more successful lighting projects that have been completed around UHN.  The first is a stairwell at Toronto Rehab University Centre that has been transformed from a dark, scary dungeon to a bright, modern looking staircase just by installing new LED lighting.  Here is a quick summary of the benefits of the project:

  • Improved safety
  • Improved appearance
  • 5 year warranty = reduced maintenance
  • Maintained electrical consumption compared to original lights that did not provide sufficient light
  • Half the electrical consumption of standard T8 fixtures
before and after
Before and After photos of TRI UC Stairs

The second project aimed to reduce electricity consumption by converting all the downlights in the Toronto Medical Discovery Tower (TMDT) lobby from halogen and metal halide to LED.  Benefits of the project include:

  • Energy savings: 30,000 kWh or about $3,300 per year
  • Relamping savings: $1,000 per year because replacement bulbs don’t need to be purchased so frequently
  • Daylight sensors allow some lights to turn off when not needed
  • 50,000 hour lamp life = reduced maintenance. Based on usage pattern they should last for 10 years or more
  • More uniform lighting (no bright spots on the floor)
Before and After (2)
Before and After photos of TMDT Lobby

Special thanks to the facilities teams at Toronto Rehab and TMDT for supporting these successful projects.  For more information on lighting retrofits, check out Chad’s previous posts here and here.