MHA Lighting scoops Best Product Innovation in leading design awards

MHA Lighting scoops Best Product Innovation in leading design awards

MHA Lighting has scooped a top accolade for an innovative lighting product which is helping NHS Trusts fight hospital acquired infection rates.

The Greater Manchester based company fought off tough competition to win the Product Innovation category of the prestigious Retrofit Awards 2012 for its TiLite retrofit luminaire.

MHA Lighting impressed the judges with its unique sealed unit design, which stops dust, bacteria and dead insects from gathering around warm light fittings and spreading deadly superbugs.

The TiLite fitting has been previously met with strong support from shadow health minister Andy Burnham, and from hundreds of entries was the only lighting solution to be shortlisted in the awards.

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 said, ‘We’re thrilled to win this category in Product Innovation as this truly reflects what MHA Lighting is all about- a forward thinking firm which takes pride in finding innovative lighting solutions for a whole range of clients.

‘The NHS is currently tasked with evaluating how the fabric of their existing properties contributes to the spread of infection and superbugs.

‘MHA Lighting developed this particular solution for retrofit projects within the NHS to help trusts future proof their existing buildings against infection control – as well as providing an energy efficient solution.’

Tom added, ‘The quality of other entries was outstanding so we’re delighted to be recognised for this. Huge congratulations must go to my outstanding team too. I am delighted that their efforts and talents have the opportunity to be publicly recognised.’

Paul Finch, editorial director of The Architects’ Journal said, ‘Retrofit continues to be critical in upgrading the built environment to meet the challenge of a low carbon future. These awards are an excellent way of acknowledging success in this important market.’

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