MHA Lighting makes the shortlist for product innovation award
GREATER-Manchester based MHA Lighting has been shortlisted for a leading design award for its project using LEDs to help slash infection rates at a hospital.
The unique LED technology was designed as a fully sealed unit to stop dust, bacteria and dead insects from gathering around warm light fittings and spreading deadly superbugs.
The lighting, installed in wards, corridors and reception areas, also helped NDHT to reduce carbon emissions by 354 tonnes and save 94,866 KW/H.
The Retrofit Awards 2012 reward and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure.
Tom Harrison, Managing Director of MHA Lighting which has 42 staff, said: “We are thrilled to have been named as a finalist in the Retrofit Awards 2012 for Product Innovation.
“MHA Lighting takes immense pride in creating innovative lighting solutions and products that have highly beneficial benefits for sectors, such as healthcare.
“It is an honour to see our work for the NHS being recognised and celebrated in this way and I am sure this will inspire the team to keep delivering the cutting-edge products that MHA Lighting is becoming synonymous with.
“The quality of entries this year was outstanding so being shortlisted is a great achievement. I wish all the other finalists the best of luck and look forward to hearing about other inspirational businesses at the awards dinner on September 12.”
MHA Lighting is an award-winning lighting manufacturer based in Greater Manchester. MHA Lighting is the only LED manufacturer to shine light sideways into encapsulation avoiding direct contact with the eye and providing a safe and efficient light output. They also use acrylic rods to amplify and control the light output, reducing the number of LEDs required. This means they can use high power LEDs, draw less current and have no need to diffuse the output. Their patented lighting technology uses two-thirds of the energy of other LED competitors.
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