Top LED Lighting Benefits For Senior Living Communities
Falls are a major concern for elderly residents. Motion sensors reduce the risk of falls by lights automatically turning on. This removes the need for seniors to use switches and protects those who avoid turning on lights. Dark areas such as hallways, bathrooms and deep closets are all spaces where residents can benefit from motion detection.
Furthermore, staff will have reduced contact with surfaces keeping the facility cleaner and preventing the spread of germs to residents who are more prone to illness.
LED lighting can be used to produce specific color temperatures and brightness levels to create an optimal environment for residents.
Natural lighting schemes can make geriatric patients feel calmer and recover faster when exposed to a natural lighting scheme. LED smart controls can adjust lighting levels to match outdoor lighting creating a perfect amount of light in a space. Furthermore, dimming capabilities allow staff to adjust lighting levels for specific residents to make sure they are comfortable.
Warmer color temperatures (yellower light) can help seniors whose vision begins to yellow over time helping them see better and be safer.
Fluorescent lamps are known for causing headaches, dizziness and even nausea. Considering comfort is a key factor in senior living, this can be a big issue. LED lighting offers a spectrum of light that closely mimics natural lighting. It has been proven to reduce headaches and other health problems caused by fluorescent lights.
Senior living communities have long run hours (amount of hours lights are on) which quickly rack up electrical cost for your facility. Fortunately, customers with long run hours see the biggest savings and get higher incentive amounts compared to projects with low run hours. On average, our customers reduce their lighting costs by 70%. In a facility like an assisted living community that has significant electrical costs, this can equate to huge savings.