Healthcare lighting solutionsThe best conditions for care and compassion
Hospitals and healthcare facilities require highly customized and specialized lighting solutions. Our experts can provide the solutions needed to provide the the ideal environment for health care workers and their patients.
The value of getting light right
Health and well-being
Light has a great influence on our sense of well-being, our moods and our physical and mental health. Well-planned light solutions with the right intensity and color temperature help patients and residents in hospitals, nursing homes and other health institutions to recover faster and feel better.
Ideal working conditions
To provide the best possible care, doctors and other health professionals require lighting solutions that fulfill a wide variety of requirements. Sufficient light levels and accurate color rendering help them make an accurate diagnosis and reduces the risk of errors.
The light should provide high visual comfort for patients and staff. Automated human-centric lighting in selected rooms can help the staff to focus throughout long shifts.
Economy and the environment
The less hospitals and healthcare facilities have to spend on lighting, the more they can spend on quality care and equipment. Highly efficient, durable and maintenance-free fittings with automated control systems contribute to better use of resources and also reduces their negative impact on the environment.
The lighting in patient rooms must satisfy both needs of doctors and nurses, and of the patients themselves. For staff, adequate light with a high-end color rendering is necessary to monitor and treat patients in their beds. For patients, visual comfort and maintaining a natural circadian rhythm promotes recovery and well-being, while reducing depression and anxiety.
Patients and residents must be able to control their surroundings, for instance by dimming and turning off the light or use a reading light. Solutions with adjustable-white that can shift the color temperature help provide a relaxing environment. Since patient rooms are used 24 hours a day, automated human-centric solutions combined with manual overrides for each room or bedpost may be a good solution.
Offices and examination rooms
Lighting in doctors’ offices and examination rooms must satisfy the needs of the tasks performed there, while also contributing to a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The light must also help doctors make the right diagnosis by providing an accurate impression of any external diagnostic markers, like rashes or marks, skin complexion or swelling.
Emergency rooms and intensive care
Emergency rooms and intensive care units require doctors and staff to quickly make an accurate diagnosis and start treatment. Visual comfort and high lux levels with good color rendering allow doctors and nurses to see important details on and make it easier to use screens and medical equipment.
Operating rooms have specialized lights to aid in the surgery, but the right ambient light level and quality play an important role during preparation and cleanup, in helping doctors and staff adjust to surgery lights, and in helping staff monitor vital signs and equipment during surgery. Lighting used in operating rooms must be easy to keep sterile at all times.
Laboratory work requires intense focus on detailed tasks over long periods of time. Adequate light levels and color rendering is crucial in helping staff remain alert and in reducing the potential for errors. Much laboratory work also involves looking at screens, so it is important to minimize reflections and glare.
Reception and waiting rooms
Reception areas and waiting rooms should provide a welcoming and calming atmosphere for patients, their families, and other visitors. These areas should have adequate, but comfortable light levels and color temperatures.
Corridors and stairwells
Corridors and stairwells play a crucial role in helping staff, patients and visitors easily and effectively get from one area to another. These areas also play an important role in forming the impression of the hospital for patients and visitors, and the lighting should contribute to an inviting and calming atmosphere. Patients in hospitals and nursing homes often have reduced eyesight and difficulty walking, so there must be enough light to prevent accidents.
We have delivered lighting solutions for Stavanger Hospital in Norway.
We have been selected to deliver all lighting solutions to the new Hammerfest Hospital in northern Norway.