Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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64 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 R aleigh Orthopaedic Clinic may be the oldest orthopaedic practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, but with the open- ing of its new, state-of-the-art practice headquarters and surgery center, they've stepped into the 21st century in a big way. A few years ago, Dr. G. Hadley Cal- laway, president of Raleigh Orthopaedic, participated with Cree in a workshop to build an LED surgical lamp. He was so impressed that he reached out to the company as the practice sought to outfi t the new clinic. It was important the facil- ity be on the cutting edge. Cree understands that healthcare facilities have some of the most rigorous lighting requirements of any setting. Superior light quality with exceptional color rendering supports better patient outcomes by enabling staff to make more accurate skin and wound care assessment. Cree LED troffers deliver clean, crisp light at an affordable cost, creating quiet ceilings that minimize eye strain and patient stress, while providing a more comfortable environment. Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic chose Cree's CR22 and CR24 LED trof- fers to provide general illumination throughout the building. Powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, the LED fi xtures deliver an exclusive combina- tion of industry-leading effi cacy, 90+ CRI and consistent color temperatures. The performance and effi ciency of the fi xtures put a lighter load on the operat- ing budget than traditional fl uorescent or incandescent lighting solutions, giving Raleigh Orthopaedic years of beauti- ful consistent light and energy savings — all backed by Cree's 10-year limited warranty. Raleigh Orthopaedic's new facil- ity also includes a spacious physical therapy center. Using the CR Series' dimming capability, the staff adjusts the troffers to light levels that suit the space. Higher light levels are used on the side with exercise bikes and weights, while lower levels illuminate the area where patients lie on treatment tables. The CR Series LED troffers also provide better visibility in diagnostic and clinical areas, offering exceptional light management, using maximum illumina- tion during treatment and patient care, with lower light levels when patients are recovering. According to Dr. Callaway, "I use the dimming every day in the clinic's diagnostic exam rooms. I'm able to view the X-rays with patients as we discuss treatment." Dr. Callaway said the two main fac- tors in choosing Cree were the light quality and that it was an affordable lighting solution. After working in an environment lit by Cree, Dr. Callaway has also noticed a real difference com- pared to other buildings. "The Cree lights are quiet," Dr. Calla- way said. "There's no buzz like what we had with the fi xtures in our older facility. These lights are also better recessed so there's no dust in the fi xture, which means reduced maintenance." Another benefi t with the Cree LED lighting solution: patients and staff have been commenting on how much brighter and cheerier the new clinic seems. With the help of Cree LED lighting, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic's staff and patients can receive high-quality, personalized care in a pleasant, positive healing envi- ronment for many years to come. For more information, visit Product Application Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic & Surgery Center goes cutting edge with Cree LED lighting PHOTOS: STEVE MAYLONE Top: Cree CR Series LED troffers in Raleigh Orthopaedic's New Surgery Center. Bottom: Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic's Physical Therapy Center lit with Cree's CR24 LED troffers.

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