Energy Efficient LED Lighting That Supports Patient, Residents And Staff’s Wellbeing
Lighting plays an important role in healthcare and has the ability to improve the patient experience, enhance the environment for residents and enables medical and healthcare professionals to provide the required level of care. Lighting therefore, has to cater to the needs and preferences of various groups of individuals in different situations.
Redefining healthcare lighting
Healthcare environmental needs are diverse which makes designed an effective lighting scheme challenging. Paramount to designing and installing the right scheme is considering the needs of the following:
Specifying the correct energy-efficient luminaires and control systems will significantly reduce energy bills with a typical return on investment of under five years on energy savings alone. Ongoing maintenance efficiencies will exist through the adoption of longer life span LED luminaire resulting in less frequent replacement and labour costs.
Healthcare organisations also need to abide by the government’s set targets for carbon reduction. Upgrading to new LED technology will lead to a more sustainable and low carbon organisation.
Besides its functional components, lighting also has a non-visual, biological effect on humans. The right lighting helps synchronise biological rhythms, colour temperature and lighting intensity that can mimic those of natural daylight over the course of a day. Simulated natural light in waiting areas and patients’ rooms creates a sense of ease and promotes patient convalescence and health.
The main lighting emphasis in care facilities is lighting rooms in the right way to improve quality of life. For example, in rooms where there are inadequate levels of daylight, we design lighting schemes that provide dynamic lighting that mimics changes in daylight over the course of a day.
Residents that suffer from dementia need to feel safe and secure, therefore it is paramount that sufficient light of the right quality is adopted. Lighting recreational areas and corridors correctly will enable residents to see their environment, identify landmarks to navigate and identify signs which will avoid anxiety and help prevent accidents.
Lighting must enable the performance of visual tasks by healthcare professionals, from examination to night-time observation, however not be too intense to impact on the comfort of patients or residents trying to rest. A successful lighting scheme needs to be designed around the main function of the room, the staff that perform their duties there and also the patients or residents housed there.
Human Centric Lighting (HCL)
Lighting specifically designed to produce a beneficial physiological and psychological effect upon humans.
It is a fact that people spend a significant portion of their lives indoors, so it’s important to understand how a room’s lighting can affect the wellbeing of its occupants. Human centric lighting is defined as a holistic approach that supports human health, wellbeing and performance through deterministic planning and implementation of the visual, emotional and biological effects of light.
Light aids the human function of vision, enabling us to identify form, colour, brightness, contrast and identify information. But light also impacts our biology, affecting attention, alertness and fatigue and determines our body clock and circadian rhythm. Human centric lighting takes these effects into consideration, balancing the visual, emotional and biological needs of humans in lighting application.
Creating light that mimics the natural daylight will drive our instinctive bodily functions. The simulation of natural light will provide performance, comfort, health and wellbeing benefits to the occupants.
Minimise Your Energy Lighting Consumption
What is the Annual Investment Allowance Scheme?
The UK’s Annual Investment Allowance Scheme enables businesses to claim enhanced tax relief for investing in energy-efficient equipment such as LED lighting solutions.
Upgrading lighting schemes to modern LED technology will provide energy saving and in turn lower electricity bills. Carefully selected fittings and equipment may also ensure that the investment is eligible for 100% tax relief within the first year.
3 Step Process
Earlsmann lighting has an easy 3 step process that reviews the current lighting scheme, addresses the required upgrade and supplies and installs the right solution with minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations.
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FREE Audit | Site Survey
The initial audit is conducted via telephone to identify the client’s requirements and assess the current lighting scheme.
A site survey* enables one of our lighting experts to physically assess the environment, highlight deficiencies and establish the correct light levels required.
*Available to eligible companies
Design | Specification
This enables us to create CAD models and utilise specialist lighting software to design a lighting scheme that provides the correct light levels and adheres to lighting standards.
Energy-saving calculations are provided and ROI (Return on Investment) demonstrated.
Supply | Installation
An installation plan is devised to ensure minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations. For larger projects we assign an account manager to project manage and oversee the entire process.