LED Lighting Solutions for Health and Aged Care Facilities

In health and aged care buildings the electricity costs associated with operating the lights is a major cost of operations, especially so since lights in common areas can be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As well as the cost savings involved, proper, quality lighting helps create a better ambience and help staff and patients have a better experience whilst spending long periods of time on premises.

Part of this experience is the quality of the lighting used. OptiTech products are industry-geared, premium lighting that we use for health and aged care spaces that ensure that the establishment is looking it’s best, staff productivity is increased and electricity costs are reduced.

No Health Risks

Fluorescent lights contain mercury that can be released if a bulb breaks. Mercury is toxic and can be harmful if absorbed through skin or inhaled.

Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs also emit low doses of UV radiation that can damage not only facility materials but can also damage skin and eyes.

Continued UV exposure is also harmful to the eyes. The possibilities of eye and skin damage are significant factors to consider for a facility whose purpose is to heal.

LEDs contain no mercury, and unless they’re specifically UV bulbs, they emit very little to no UV radiation. These factors alone make them a better choice for health care facilities. Not to mention that, unlike fluorescent bulbs, LED lights won’t flicker or emit any colour spikes. Colour fluctuations and flicker can cause negative effects, such as headaches and dizziness. When used for hospital lighting, LED bulbs and fixtures can improve overall health and eliminate the possibility of additional health risks posed by fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.

CRI and Staff Performance

Seeing colours as they truly are is critical in health care environments. Inaccurate colour rendering of skin or blood could lead to a misdiagnosis or failure to see signs of infection or jaundice. LED lights with high colour rating indexes (CRIs) can ensure that colours are seen accurately. CRI involves a distinct testing method with comparisons to incandescent light or daylight. A light source with a CRI close to 100 shows colours very similarly to how incandescent light or daylight shows those same colours. Fluorescent lights have a range in the lower 60s and below, and LED CRIs can range from 70 to 98.

Lighting in one’s work environment has a large impact on productivity. Although it may not be obvious at first glance, the type and strength of the lighting in a workplace greatly affects the physiological aspect of employees and thus overall productivity. There is a strong relationship between daylight exposure in the workplace and employee’s sleep, activity, and quality of life.

A company can spend tens of thousands of dollars renovating their office space in order to maximise natural light, however the cost and daunting nature of this undertaking in most cases is too great. One solution is to switch the lights to those that are close to natural sunlight – LEDs with high CRI. Lighting products like those of OptiTech that have a CRI of over 85, getting close to the quality of natural sunlight.

How can an LED lighting upgrade help health ad aged care facilities?

  • LED lighting creates a well lit and safe environment for all.
  • Greatly reduces staff eye fatigue.
  • LED lights significantly reduce electricity costs.
  • LED lighting greatly improves the ambience.

Technical Information

There are a few factors that combine to create greater lighting results for retail stores. Here’s some extra information behind retail success:

OptiTech LED products that are designed to last up to 90,000 hours

We only use A-Grade master electricians to perform our installations, ensuring the quality is in line with the quality of the product.

Turnkey LED Lighting Solutions for health centres and aged care facilities

LED lights greatly improve the look of an office. If you would like to see how we can help you implement LED lighting at your store, contact us now.

LED tube lighting is super efficient, has a higher quality of light, and have a lifespan usually 5 times greater than traditional fluorescent tubes . These attributes make them the perfect upgrade for your workplace.

LED Lights are designed to last up to 50,000 hours and can only be installed by Master electricians.

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Things to look out for when upgrading to LED Lighting

There are a few factors that combine to create greater lighting results for offices. Here’s some extra information behind retail success.

Brightness Levels

The other main consideration is brightness levels.

Upgrading to LED lighting will result in an increase to LUX levels, which is ideal. All of our installations adhere to AS1680:2008 which stipulates  the required LUX levels for different space types and their uses.

Older mercury vapour and metal halide lights have very short lifespans when compared to LED lights and they have a substantial brightness degradation over time. Some of these older lights can lose 40% of their original brightness after only 4 years. Our LED lights only lose 10% of their original brightness over 50,000 hours!

Colour Rating Index (CRI)

The CRI is a measure of how close the light source is, in quality, to actual daylight. The higher the CRI, the higher quality of the light.

CRI is not a measure of brightness or colour but how well colours appear in that light.

Studies have shown that something as simple as LED lights with a high CRI in produce refrigerators result in higher sales, because the fruit looks riper, plumper and juicier to the eye, as opposed to that in refrigerators with normal fluorescents.

ROI - Payback

One of the benefits of LED lighting is the fact that the longer your operational hours are, the faster the lights pay themselves back.

With the average payback period for an LED lighting project in a supermarket averaging less than 12 months it’s no surprise that the uptake of LED lighting over other energy efficiency products has been so rapid.

Saving on Maintenance Costs

Maintenance of lighting is another associated cost, which increases relative to the size of the space. This may come in several forms, but a universal one is the replacement of old, blown lights. OptiTech’s LED lights have a lifespan of up to 90,000 hours which translates to over 10 years (if running them 50-80 hours per week). Compared to traditional fluorescent tube lights which are rated at an average of 10,000 – 15,000 hours, this increased lifespan means significantly less maintenance.


Together with The Green Guys Group, we have installed lights at thousands of businesses across australia. We know that maintaining as little disruption to regular business operations is on of the major concerns to your business or organisation.

We are experienced at working with the key stakeholders in order to ensure that the installation occurs with minimal impact to the day to day running of your organisation, and we are equipped to meet your needs in many ways, including performing installations after hours, early hours or even during holidays. We ensure that the installation always happens with minimal impact.