Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) can claim many medical breakthroughs and can also boast pioneering energy-efficient lighting throughout their estate. Luceco, A C Electrical (North) Ltd and the Estates and Facilities Directorate at the MRI have worked together to reduce energy consumed by old lighting technology, replacing these fittings with cost-effective LED luminaires from Luceco.
Richard Horton said “An example would be a typical hospital corridor. We removed 120W wall washers and replaced them with LED asymmetric LuxPanels from Luceco running at 44W, creating substantial savings. However, using LiteIP, we have reduced the energy consumption of the 44W luminaires to provide an additional 95% saving by utilising available daylight. The corridor was lit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it now operates at 5% for the majority of the burning hours when personnel are not present, illuminating to 100% when traffic is detected. Whilst we realise daylight light-harvesting will reduce during the winter, the impact on energy consumption along with the PIR control has created massive energy savings.”
LiteIP has assisted with these savings and has been included in several new projects at the MRI. LiteIP provides a flexible, intelligent wireless lighting system requiring no complicated electrical installation and no limit to the number of luminaires that can be controlled. Each wireless luminaire is programmed to operate using drag and drop menus within LiteIP software. Changes to individual luminaire operation, to improve control, can be made without the need to alter any wiring. Furthermore, emergency lighting tests can be run automatically, with monitoring email alerts and reports generated avoiding the need for manual recording of results.
The lighting installation is also simple and can be completed as if no lighting controls are required, each luminaire needs only Live, Earth and Neutral, no expensive control cables are needed. This is followed by a commissioning engineer setting up the system on-site, applying settings and grouping luminaires as required. LiteIP is compatible with all driver types including DSI, DALI and 1-10 V. As well as presence and daylight detection, other features include energy monitoring and reporting.
Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) was formed in 1752. It had 12 beds and began in a small house in the city centre. The MRI is now a substantial teaching hospital for Manchester University’s Medical School, and the Accident & Emergency Department sees around 145,000 patients each year. As well as achieving much medial success, pioneering energy efficiency and cost-effective operation is also considered a responsibility of the MRI, Luceco is delighted to be a part of the MRI’s success.