Proper lighting aids the efficiency and accuracy of examinations as well as the comfort and well-being of the patient. Task lighting, hospital bed lighting and general ambient lighting all play a role.
Solutions that Empower
Acuity Brands offers complete patient room lighting solutions that feature energy-efficient luminaires and integrated controls.
Quality hospital bed lighting is a major component of the solution. Hospital overbed lights enhance visual acuity for caregivers performing critical tasks, such as patient observation and diagnosis. When those hospital bed lights include patient controls and the ability to multitask (for reading, task and ambient lighting), they empower patients and family members and save time for clinical staff. Controls for hospital bed lights also allow easy adjustment for night-lighting.
Using only a fraction of the energy consumed by traditional light sources, controllable LED lighting systems support healthcare sustainability objectives. And, in addition to reducing energy costs, long-life LEDs also lower maintenance expense.
It’s all about the details when it comes to operating room lights, for both task and ambient illumination. A quality surgical lighting solution considers many factors: light levels and intensities, contrast ratios within the room’s activity zones, shadows, glare, reflectance, color temperature and color rendering. Operating room lights and control systems must also be designed to restrict electromagnetic emission and filter radio frequency waves to avoid interference with electronic monitoring devices.
Surgical staff should never have to worry about the reliability of their surgical lights. Acuity Brands offers complete solutions that include LED surgical lights and controls, working together to deliver reliable, crisp, shadow-free lighting for visual precision in operating rooms.
Our surgical lighting solutions include:
A smart exam room lighting solution employs functional layers of light with integrated controls that easily adjust output and intensity to suit both patient and caregiver needs.
Our exam room light fixtures deliver quality illumination for enhanced visual acuity, aiding medical professionals in critical visual tasks such as patient observation and diagnosis. Luminaires with high color rendition further aid in the visibility of skin and tissue distinction. And installing our easy-to-use room controls can enable dimming and CCT tuning, as well as temperature, humidity, CO2 and occupancy sensing.
A big consideration for hospital corridor lighting is glare avoidance for patients being transported on gurneys, looking up at the ceiling. Additionally, shadow-free, uniform illumination helps avert trips and falls for all who are walking, especially for those with compromised vision.
When planning hospital corridor lighting, be sure to think also about the role it can play in the facility’s overall wayfinding system. Illuminated paths, accent or marker lights, or other lighting design elements can help patients and visitors successfully navigate their way through the facility.
Safety, of course, is always a primary consideration for stairwells. They need to be well lit not only during normal use but also during times of emergency egress. And when stairways are unoccupied, controls should dim lighting for energy conservation.
Acuity Brands offers solutions that include energy-efficient lighting fixtures and controls. Here are some key points to consider:
Lighting for MRI rooms is particularly complicated due to the special demands of those spaces, including non-ferrous construction, electrical and electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements, and remote driver considerations. Acuity Brands offers solutions that are compatible with the unique MRI lighting requirements of these spaces and tailored to meet the needs of both the patient and caregiver.
MRI Lighting Solutions
Equipment in these rooms can be large and daunting, especially to patients who may already feel anxious and uneasy. MRI lighting fixtures combined with flicker-free dimming and simple controls ensure appropriate lighting though all stages of the MRI procedure and a comforting environment for the patient.
MRI LED lighting solutions from Acuity Brands provide energy efficiency, longevity, low maintenance and easy controllability. We offer MRI LED downlights in round or square apertures and multiple sizes, finishes and reflector colors. Our MRI selection also includes LED ceiling fixtures with backlit graphics, such as nature scenes, to provide a calming and pleasant distraction while patients are recumbent during lengthy procedures.
Other Diagnostic Lighting
Not all diagnostic spaces have the same requirements as MRI rooms, but all need lighting systems that deliver excellent illumination and performance without sacrificing comfort. The emphasis is always on providing effective lighting for medical testing and a calming atmosphere for the patient.
The solution is proper layering of light — using fixtures that deliver quality lighting and controls that enable light levels to be adjusted for the precision needed during preparation and then dimmed to soothe patient nerves.
Healing involves more than just the patient. Wellness is about more than just the physical. And healthcare encompasses more than just the clinical. Well-designed lighting can positively affect the perceptions, moods and attitudes of both patients and their ultra-important support system of family and friends.
Lighting that Comforts
The lighting in hospital waiting rooms and lobbies, reception and admission areas, gift shops, dining rooms and other common spaces can impact an overall perception of the facility. The goal of a good lighting design is to imbue occupants with a sense of comfort and to help foster a feeling of confidence in the facility.
For instance, hospital waiting rooms should feel inviting, not cold, stark or institutional. Architectural, accent and warmer indirect hospital waiting room lights can help create a welcoming and uplifting atmosphere. The right hospital waiting room lights can be a key component in providing a soothing environment for anxious patients, family members and friends.
The extensive lighting and controls solutions offered by Acuity Brands ensure that you will have everything you need to create a lighting design focused on a comforting, patient-centric environment.