LED lights offer the best quality lighting for hospitals and operating rooms.
Hospitals need good lighting to ensure quality medical care. In the consulting rooms, quality lighting is necessary to perform clinical examinations and complementary tests. As for waiting areas and common areas, good lighting guarantees a comfortable stay for patients. Operating rooms are by far one of the most important rooms in the hospital, as life or death situations are in the hands of the doctors performing complex operations. Operating rooms are the place that needs the best lighting due to the difficult and risky nature of surgery.
What type of lighting is ideal for hospitals and operating rooms?
LED lighting is more than a sustainable option; it can improve the healthcare environment and reduce costs because it saves energy while improving operational efficiency. The LED hospital light allows for the best illumination and efficiency. ADHECOGEN’s state-of-the-art LED technology provides patients with an environment conducive to recovery and medical facility staff with a dynamic working environment.
Cost reduction: Reinvest cost savings in improvements to the healthcare environment. Reduce energy consumption by up to 50% with LED lighting and up to 80% with the addition of lighting controls.
Increases comfort: Uses ambient lighting to help the patient feel relaxed and calm. Attracts and retains the most knowledgeable staff with a pleasant working environment. Allows for good and localized lighting in operating and medical rooms if needed.
Longer duration: LED hospital lights have a longer life than other types of lighting. LED technology has a long service life which helps to reduce purchase and installation costs.
How should the lighting be based on the variety of rooms at the hospital?
Lighting in patient rooms:
Rooms are where patients spend most of their time, so lighting should create a pleasant environment that contributes to their well-being and recovery. Lighting levels should be adjustable at specific times, adapting to the needs of hospital staff. Thus, the environment should be bright and spacious, taking advantage of natural light and allowing the patient to regulate the levels as needed. The lights should not be as luminous as the other rooms to avoid glare. These lights should be dimmable during the night without having to be switched off.
Lighting in operating rooms:
Operating rooms are spaces where the need for optimal lighting conditions becomes more relevant. Lighting levels can be up to 100,000 lux, achieved with specific lamps for operating tables. In addition, a minimum of 2,000 lux around the table and 1,000 lux in the entire room is essential. Adjoining operating rooms should have about 500 lux to allow gradual visual adaptation and avoid glare or disorientation.
Lighting in rehabilitation and therapy rooms:
The lighting in these rooms should contribute to the patient’s well-being and psychological recovery. The lighting level is usually around 300 lux, with neutral tones, creating a pleasant and practical environment for the activities performed.
The lighting of service areas:
In these areas, lighting levels vary according to the type of activity. For example, laboratories should reach 500 lux, while a minimum of 200 lux in laundries would suffice. In the case of offices, 500 lux would be necessary, with neutral tones and low-luminance luminaires to avoid reflections on computer screens.
Lighting in emergency services:
Considering these areas will enable emergency personnel to visually adapt from the building’s exterior to the room’s interior. The outside area should have an illumination of about 50 lux, and the adaptation should gradually increase to 200 lux in the entrance areas. All these requirements and particularities in lighting a hospital’s different designated places and spaces must, in turn, be achieved with the highest possible energy efficiency.
Intensive care unit lighting:
The priority in ICU rooms is to optimize the work of the staff. The minimum general lighting is 100 lux to provide comfort in the room. Around the bed, this is increased to 300 lux for patient examination and can be increased to 1000-2000 lux if required. The recommended light tone is neutral to avoid reflections on monitors and glass partitions.
Lighting in examination and treatment rooms:
The lighting requirements of these rooms may vary depending on the task or treatment to perform. Thus, it can range from 5 lux, when no illumination is required, up to 1000 lux. The lighting should generally allow a high level of colour rendering of the light sources and avoid creating shadows that impair visibility.