Using a sealed piezo switch with LED illumination for a push-to-exit switch in hospital and aged care environments has several advantages:

1. Enhanced hygiene: Sealed piezo switches are designed with a smooth, non-porous surface that prevents the accumulation of dirt, germs, and bacteria. This feature is critical in healthcare settings like hospitals and aged care facilities, where maintaining a high standard of cleanliness is crucial to prevent the spread of infections among vulnerable individuals.

2. Durability: Our Piezo switches are solid-state devices that rely on the piezoelectric effect to produce an electrical signal when pressure is applied. As there are no moving parts, these switches are less prone to wear and tear than traditional mechanical switches. This increased durability translates to a longer service life and reduced maintenance costs for healthcare environments.

3. Water-resistant: Sealed switches provide an additional layer of protection against moisture and liquids, making them ideal for use in areas where spills or cleanings are common- such as hospital rooms and aged care facilities.

4. LED illumination: The inclusion of LED illumination in the switch design not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also improves user accessibility and visibility, particularly for individuals with reduced vision or during nighttime hours when light levels are low. Additionally, the LED can be customised in various colours to indicate different functionality or statuses, depending on the specific requirements of the healthcare environment.

5. Low actuation force: Our Piezo switches require minimal force for activation, making them easily operable by individuals with weakened hand strength due to age or illness. This feature is particularly beneficial in aged care environments, where residents might struggle with traditional push-to-exit switches that demand more effort for activation.

In conclusion, using our sealed piezo switch with LED illumination for push-to-exit applications in hospitals and aged care environments offers multiple benefits such as improved hygiene, durability, resistance against water damage, better visibility through LED illumination, and ease of operation for all users. These advantages make them an ideal choice for maintaining high standards of cleanliness and safety while catering to the specific needs of healthcare environments.

Our piezo switches boast exceptional durability and resilience, as evidenced by their IP69K and IK10 ratings. Specifically designed to withstand high-pressure water jets and resist harsh impact, these switches have been thoroughly tested to endure over 50 million actuations. Moreover, the low-profile anodised aluminium housing not only streamlines installation but also reinforces the switch’s overall robustness, making it a reliable choice for a wide range of applications.