Critical illness may have a severe affect on the ability of a patient to
adjust to lighting conditions. For this reason uplighters are the right
choice for these areas.
They prevent direct glare to the patient and reduce reflections that make screens and monitoring equipment hard to read. The work being performed in an intensive care unit demands a higher colour rendering than a regular ward. So the lamps used must be carefully selected for their colour rendering properties.
Simple examinations can be performed by switching on a downlight positioned above the bed, but for detailed examinations, a separate arm based examination light is needed. These use a tungsten halogen lamp for maximum colour rendering and intensity. The luminaire might be wall, ceiling or trolley mounted.