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Title: GATEWAY Report Brief: Tunable-White Lighting at the ACC Care Center

Abstract

Summary of a GATEWAY program report that documented the performance of tunable-white LED lighting systems installed in several spaces within the ACC Care Center, a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. The project results included energy savings and improved lighting quality, as well as other possible health-related benefits that may have been attributable, at least in part, to the lighting changes.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EERE Publication and Product Library (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1377001
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE-1475
7740
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SSL; GATEWAY; LED; white; lighting; Sacramento; health; hospital; energy

Citation Formats

None, None. GATEWAY Report Brief: Tunable-White Lighting at the ACC Care Center. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1377001.
None, None. GATEWAY Report Brief: Tunable-White Lighting at the ACC Care Center. United States. doi:10.2172/1377001.
None, None. Fri . "GATEWAY Report Brief: Tunable-White Lighting at the ACC Care Center". United States. doi:10.2172/1377001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377001.
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  • This report summarizes the results from a trial installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems in several spaces within the ACC Care Center in Sacramento, CA. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) coordinated the project and invited the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to document the performance of the LED lighting systems as part of a GATEWAY evaluation. DOE tasked the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct the investigation. SMUD and ACC staff coordinated and completed the design and installation of the LED systems, while PNNL and SMUD staff evaluated the photometric performance of the systems. ACC staff alsomore » track behavioral and health measures of the residents; some of those results are reported here, although PNNL staff were not directly involved in collecting or interpreting those data. The trial installation took place in a double resident room and a single resident room, and the corridor that connects those (and other) rooms to the central nurse station. Other spaces in the trial included the nurse station, a common room called the family room located near the nurse station, and the ACC administrator’s private office.« less
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