Enlighted Shortlisted for UK’s IHEEM Product Innovation Award

August 2, 2019

Enlighted’s advanced IoT and smart lighting technology has been recognized in the healthcare sector with the announcement of the prestigious 2019 IHEEM Awards shortlist in the Product Innovation category.

Each year, the IHEEM Awards recognize some of the leading names in healthcare innovation, chosen by judges with extensive experience in the National Healthcare System (NHS) and the commercial healthcare sector.

The award, named for the Institute of Healthcare Estate Engineering and Management, an international professional engineering institute in healthcare estate management, will be presented at this October’s Healthcare Estates conference in Manchester. Thousands of participants attend the high-profile event each year, which is the UK’s only national conference and exhibition to celebrate innovation in healthcare engineering. The event brings together professionals who design, build, manage, and maintain healthcare facilities.

The Product Innovation Award recognizes leading-edge innovation in a new product or project, brought to market within the last 18 months. Enlighted’s innovation in energy-saving lighting that helps create an Internet of Things infrastructure was recognized as a top innovation in the industry this year.

Enlighted was shortlisted thanks to its recent installation at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), a five-site operation that includes a 750-bed inpatient facility. It employs 5,000 staff and serves more than 300,000 outpatients per year. Its sites are all major consumers of energy, so WWL is committed to reducing its carbon footprint through an aggressive five-year Carbon Management Plan.

Enlighted was tasked with reducing lighting energy use and optimizing occupant experience for the thousands of consultants and patients using the WWL’s facilities. The project began with a lighting retrofit at WWL’s Thomas Linacre Centre, a dedicated outpatient facility in Wigan Town Centre, where technicians replaced the building’s 904 outdated fluorescent lighting fixtures with 612 LED luminaires fitted with Enlighted advanced sensors.

Enlighted’s rich data powers accurate real-time location services, insight into space utilization that has previously not been possible, and lighting/HVAC control with unmatched energy savings.

The sensor-based lighting controls allow better lighting through task tuning, occupancy data, and daylight harvesting, which adds to existing LED energy savings. The result is cost savings of 80% over WWL’s previous lighting spend, and an ROI within five years.

Enlighted smart sensors, installed in each luminaire throughout the building, established an Internet of Things infrastructure across the site, providing an extensive suite of benefits to healthcare providers and healthcare planners, as well as occupants. The Bluetooth-enabled sensors allow for detailed monitoring of usage patterns, and space occupancy, as well as real-time location services, and even third-party wayfinding applications.

Enlighted offers congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees in this “fiercely competitive” award category, including Modul’up, Book of Beasties, Brite Check, Ty Bronllys Pods, BioClad IPS Units and Integrated Facilities Management System.

The winner will be announced in front of an audience of more than 550 healthcare engineers and innovation professionals at the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards Dinner on October 8 in Manchester, UK.

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