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The Abbeyfields Clinic



Clinic takes control with high quality LED lighting

Retrofit delivers fully dimmable light with big energy savings

The Client

The Abbeyfields Clinic specialises in integrated physical health, wellbeing and skincare. It has treatment centres in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

The Brief

The clinic’s practice centre in Britannia House, Bury St Edmunds wanted to upgrade the lighting in the treatment rooms and reception area to provide a better environment for a wide range of clients.

Quality of light and effective controls were a prime consideration and it was also important to ensure that lighting changes provided the most energy-efficient solution, while reducing carbon footprint.

The legacy lighting was Category 2 fluorescent four-tube panels, which provided an adequate but gloomy environment. This was a challenge, particularly in the skincare treatment area where the best quality bright light was needed.

The other treatment rooms lacked an effective method to allow full-range dimming while maintaining the quality of light.

The Solution

SaveMoneyCutCarbon held initial consultation with the clinic and surveyed the property to specify the most effective lighting that met all needs.

The installation team scheduled the retrofit work to ensure there was no disruption to the working practices of the busy professionals at the clinic.

The existing fittings were removed and the team installed new 600×600 EcoLED panels in the three treatment rooms and reception area. At the same time, the team fitted a wireless control system from Lutron.

The overriding benefit of the Lutron control system is that the dimming process is smooth and flicker-free across the whole range of lighting. The team fitted desktop mounts to allow clinic practitioners easy access to the wireless controllers.

The Savings

  • Energy savings annually of 74%
  • ROI in 7 years
  • Carbon footprint reduced by 74%

Quotes

“As an integrated physical health, wellbeing and skincare clinic, the range of lighting conditions we need is quite wide and we need to be able to control the quality and levels. That’s why we invited SaveMoneyCutCarbon to advise and specify a full lighting upgrade.
“The aesthetic procedures we carry out need top quality bright light without glare while other treatment rooms need to have a very flexible lighting design that allows us to dim without the quality of light becoming dismal.
“SaveMoneyCutCarbon ensured that our needs were fully met, with a great improvement in lighting quality and controls, which we use extensively.
“The survey and quoting process was very straightforward and the installation team was excellent, working around our busy schedules to ensure there was no disruption to our business day and they were super-efficient, completing the work on schedule and to budget. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to other businesses.”

Laura Hudson, Practice Manager, The Abbeyfields Clinic

“Getting the light quality just right was crucial for the Abbeyfields Clinic and our experience with installations of the EcoLED panels made the choice straightforward. These LED panels provide excellent light combined with great energy savings and very long working life.
“The Lutron controls also ensure that the clinic’s practitioners have complete control over dimming, which allows them to match the lighting with the needs of the clients.”

Mark Thompson, SaveMoneyCutCarbon lead technician

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