The lighting design strategy, hardware, and controls of a healthcare facility must work with all other systems to optimize the level of care and the comfort of the patient, reducing maintenance needs, and provide a consistent light quality. The lighting design strategy must also respond to specific types of rooms in the hospital such as the typical patient room, examination rooms, MRI rooms, and clean rooms. At the same time, the lighting system must also respond to the different needs of patients, doctors and nurses.
Problem: Designers today still create spaces that scream “hospital” instead of creating happy and calming spaces that uplift the wellbeing and health of its patients and visitors.
- Counter the current impact hospital lighting has on the health outcome of its staff and patients, such as depression, sleep, and length of stay, through dynamic lights inspired by natural daylight
- Establish a lighting system that provides appropriate light to decrease fatigue in night shift workers
- Provide a lighting system that uses cycled lighting to improve the sleep quality and mood of patients