Gaia starts energy-efficiency movement at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Operating Impact – Reduced the power load by 55%
Environmental Impact – Reduced energy load & elimination of Mercury contamination
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital upgrades to LEDge JUGNU retrofits
Established in 1983, Apollo hospital is considered to be one of India’s premier healthcare institutions. In fact, quite a few of the hospitals within the group were one of the first to receive international health accreditation in India.
The hospital has relied on CFL based lighting fixtures for a while now. Mercury contamination because of improper disposal had become a real concern in addition to draining the energy resources.
JUGNU provides Better illumination, Saves Cost, Reduce Carbon emissions & Mercury Contamination.
A combination of 9W & 2x9W CFL downlighters were in use in the corridors and the main reception area. The project involved replacement of 9W CFLs with JUGNU5 and 2x9W CFLs with JUGNU10 bulbs.
Each 9W CFL has a power load of 11W and similarly 2x9W CFL have 22W power load.
RESULTS & BENEFITS
The JUGNU replacement reduced the power load by 55% to provide above par illumination. The JUGNU bulbs have a rated life of 50000 burning hours and each JUGNU5 retrofit has a variety of benefits. The Hospital directly benefits from potential saving 300kWh of energy and the cost thereof. Being a public healthcare institute it also benefits by and lowering its CO 2 emission by over 250kgs and save upto 5 milligrams of Mercury contaminant upon disposal which toxic waste. (It would take 16,667 cubic meters of soil to "safely" contain all the mercury in a single CFL). The Hospital’s decision for JUGNU retrofit also helps the city reduce 33% power network losses with operating Power Factor of 0.8
Similarly,the JUGNU10 potentially saves 600kWh of energy, saves 500kgs of CO 2 emission and saves upto 10 milligrams of Mercury contamination.
Since the project was completed during December 2009, we have been continuously working with the Hospitals to replace CFLs with JUGNU bulbs.