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GLRPPR Sector Resource: LED Surgical Task Lighting Scoping Study: A Hospital Energy Alliance Project

Title:
LED Surgical Task Lighting Scoping Study: A Hospital Energy Alliance Project

Abstract:
Tungsten-halogen (halogen) lamps have traditionally been used to light surgical tasks in hospitals, even though they are in many respects ill-suited to the application due to the large percentage of radiant energy outside the visible spectrum and issues with color rendering/quality. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology offers potential for adjustable color and improved color rendition/quality, while simultaneously reducing side-effects from non-visible radiant energy. It also has the potential for significant energy savings, although this is a fairly narrow application in the larger commercial building energy use sector. Based on analysis of available products and Hospital Energy Alliance member interest, it is recommended that a product specification and field measurement procedure be developed for implementation in demonstration projects.

URL:
http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=0&page=2&osti_id=1004017&Row=24

Source:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2011

Associated Sectors:

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