LED Lighting Guide for Healthcare Facilities
From enhancing patient experience to ensuring healthcare workers can perform their jobs accurately and efficiently, lighting is the backdrop for every experience in a healthcare setting. Healthcare facility designers and builders must choose lighting that satisfies several use scenarios. And with many healthcare facilities operating longer than the standard 8a – 5p workday, energy efficiency, and maintenance requirements are significant considerations.
Healthcare facilities benefit from the flexibility and efficiency of LED lighting and use LED lights to create a better healthcare experience for patients and staff. Let’s explore the best LED lighting options for your healthcare facility.
Replace Fluorescent Lighting
Known for its strong, constant light power, many hospitals and healthcare buildings still use fluorescent lighting. And while fluorescent lights are more efficient and last longer than traditional incandescent lighting, the negatives far outweigh the positives. Fluorescent lighting contains neurotoxic mercury inside the bulb, emits various forms of radiation, and causes sleep disturbances, eye strain, headaches, and many other mental and physical health issues. LED lights last longer and are more energy efficient than fluorescent lights; they don’t contain toxic chemicals and are more durable. Plus, they don’t cause health issues – which is more conducive to a healthier patient outcome.
Fluorescent lighting can be easily retrofitted with LED replacement bulbs so you can benefit from more consistent lighting, lower maintenance, and significant cost savings.
LED Panel Lights for Flexibility and Comfort
Because of their slim, surface-mounted design and consistent, wide beam angle illumination, LED panel lights are an ideal replacement for fluorescent lighting applications. With various brightness and wattage options, you can use panel lights throughout your healthcare facility – from patient rooms to office areas. LED panel lights deliver smooth and flawless illumination without visible bulbs or hot spots. EarthTronics durable, lightweight LED panel lights come with all necessary components for quick and easy installation.
Incorporate Human Centric Lighting
Human-centric lighting, a growing trend in the building and design industry, is lighting solutions designed to mimic natural light. LED lights come in various color temperatures and can easily be adjusted to replicate the color temperatures of the sun as it changes throughout the day. These color changes help balance circadian rhythms. LED lighting delivers precise and consistent light and can be easily adjusted to create a warm, comforting environment, especially in patient rooms and waiting areas.
Smart Bulbs for Greater Efficiency
LED lights can be connected to smart devices to customize, schedule, and operate lighting on demand, including changing brightness levels and color temperatures. Smart LED lights allow you to efficiently automate lighting to create desired color changes during the day. It also enables healthcare facility managers to set lighting schedules based on the space, so lighting can be dimmed or turned off entirely when not used.
Emergency lighting ensures that lighting is provided promptly, automatically, and at a suitable time when the regular power supply fails. Emergency drivers can be used with LED lights throughout your healthcare facility to add an extra layer of safety and security. When the AC power goes out, the emergency driver detects the AC power outage and automatically switches to the working emergency mode. When the AC power starts working, the LED power driver will recharge.
Hospitals, labs, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities need reliable lighting that creates the desired environment for optimum patient care and staff productivity. Lighting needs can change throughout the day, so flexibility, as well as efficiency, are important.
LED lighting solutions from EarthTronics provide cost savings in energy usage and reduced maintenance, with the ability to fine-tune lighting for individual applications. EarthTronics manufactures durable, sustainable LED light bulbs and fixtures designed to be easy to install and easy to use.
For more information on LED lighting for your healthcare facility, contact us today.