Operation rooms demand very specialised illumination. During operations high and complex demands are put on the visual performance of the medical personnel. In this very sensitive domain, trust in technology plays a critical role.
The modern patient room combines comfort and functionality. On one hand patients should be made to feel comfortable in the room, and on the other hand it is important that hospital staff have an effective lighting system, enabling them to have unobstructed view of the patient and any technical equipment.
In hospitals and elderly care centres, residents often suffer from less access to daylight because of illness or mobility issues. Spending long time indoors may disrupt sleep patterns. In particular, patients with dementia and other cognitive illnesses are vulnerable to loss of daylight.
Intensive care 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.
The level of illumination should not be neglected as it is important that the faces of oncoming people are easy to recognise and identify.
Corridors in health care facilities serve two purposes, firstly they act as a means of travelling from one location to another and secondly as a means of orientation. A well designed lighting system creates a clearly marked route for patients, staff and visitors, day or night.
Safe, functional and friendly – the optimum lighting solution will give these areas a welcoming feeling. The safety of stairwells is a critical priority so that potential accidents and dangerous situations on stairs are eliminated for all users, not just those who may have impaired mobility.
In old-age the main requirement of lighting solutions is that they leave us feeling safe and secure. A top quality lighting system is important for an independent, high quality and barrier free lifestyle.
Laboratories need a carefully designed lighting plan as they provide the workspace for demanding sampling and analysis. In addition, normal office work tasks like report writing and communication takes place. Recessed clean‐room luminaires provide a good tool for all lab activities.
Light has a big influence on our wellbeing and emotions. The lighting plan for your main entrance and reception has an important role to play. A comfortable and friendly environment builds trust and gives orientation.