The examination room is normally the entry point for a critically ill or injured
patient into the hospital.
Visual examination plays a major role in deciding the right treatment. This
demands a high level of general illumination as well as good colour rendering to
show the true tone of the skin. Since patients do not stay in an examination
room for long, ceiling mounted luminaires are the best way of reaching the 500
lux average requirement. The high colour rendering requirement of Ra 90 means
careful selection of lamps is necessary.
An arm based examination lamp
mounted on a wall, ceiling or trolley is the ideal supplement to the general
light for examinations and treatment. These provide excellent colour rendering
and a focused beam. Depending on exact requirements either a multi lamp unit or
single lamp head can be chosen, but the important thing is arm balance and
movement, so the light can be directed exactly where required.