Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are one of the most difficult cases among lighting applications. Lighting has to cater to several categories of users while achieving substantial energy efficiencies.
Doctors and nurses have different lighting needs depending on the tasks performed – lighting in operating theaters is very different to that of nurses’ stations. And patients need lighting that is beneficial to their well-being, speeds recovery and preserves safety, particularly at night or for an older demographic.
On the other hand, healthcare facilities are among the most energy-intensive buildings, running 24/7. Thus, energy efficiency is a major source of cost savings, helping managers to direct funds to better medical equipment or training.
LED luminaires have the capacity to fulfill all these roles, being the perfect solution for modern-day hospitals.
Ultra-efficient lighting with lifetime savings
Intelligent lighting to optimize wellbeing, health and concentration where needed
Low UGR to provide visual comfort
Zero ultraviolet (UV) emissions, preserving eye-sight health
Long service life – 50,000h of service at 90% luminous flux
Entrances & Reception
Choose luminaires with elegant and inviting design. Use cool light temperatures for retail and warmer temperatures for hotels and restaurants.
Corridors & Stairways
Use intelligent light management systems, allowing for dimming up or dimming down depending on presence. High energy savings.
Choose luminaires with excellent color rendering to help doctors discriminate colors of the tissues. Choose high illuminance to sustain focus.
Use high-power LED luminaires with an IP65 factor and protection agains dust, high temperatures and humidity.
Dr. Ion Popovici Dental Clinic
Dr. Ion Popovici dental clinic has been recently established in 2016 and distinguishes itself through high professional services and a strong desire to make its dental procedures as perfect as possible.
For this brand-new dental clinic in Bucharest, Dr. Ion Popovici chose Greentek and its recessed downlights and suspended luminaires - very suitable for general lighting in the dental office.
Greentek light designers had to consider the needs of various audiences:
the doctors and nurses who perform the medical procedures require high focus and optimal illumination of the working area
the patients desire a pleasant experience that appeases their anxiety and makes them feel relaxed.
For these purposes, Greentek installed a mix of recessed and suspended luminaires, with powerful lumen packages above the dental chairs in the cabinets and lower lumen packages in the rest of the cabinet.
On the edges of the dental office space, with a focus on creating a pleasant ambiance, Empire R recessed downlights were installed. Each has an angle of 55 degrees.
Above the dental chairs, Greentek light designers specified Ledge suspended luminaires - at a ceiling height of 2.10 m.
Polaris Medical is the largest national rehabilitation hospital, located in Cluj, Romania. It has an area of 58.000 square meters, with plenty of green, outdoor spaces – suitable for physical and mental relaxation.
Various services are offered from cardiological, neurological and psychiatric rehabilitation all the way to palliative care.
Greentek was chosen as the preferred partner for the illumination project. Greentek light designers had to consider the needs of various audiences:
· from doctors and nurses who perform medical procedures, therefore requiring high illumination for good performance, alertness, and focus
· to patients’ needs - focused on wellbeing and,
· visitors’ needs – centered around relaxation, calm and stress-alleviating ambiance.
For all these purposes we used a mix of office-grade luminaires with powerful lumen packages on areas where doctors worked and lower lumen packages for patients’ rooms and relaxation areas.
Examination rooms had an average illumination of 450 lx/sqm to enable staff to focus on detailed tasks such as reading charts, examining patients and keeping them focused. Here we used Kaypro with a 19 UGR factor in order to prevent annoying glare.
Storage rooms were also highly illuminated to enable staff to discriminate easily among various pill bottles and substances with small typefaces. Here, we installed an average illumination level of 550 lx/sqm, using again Kaypro luminaires.
Corridors and sanitary areas were illuminated at 200 lx, higher than the minimum value recommended in order to help patients feel safe and prevent accidents. For this area, we used Casey - a sturdy, energy-efficient, high protection luminaire.
Total installed power amounts to 47 kWh for the entire hospital, a much more energy-efficient solution than a standard lighting option.