Despite the potential benefits and variety of conditions that tunable lighting systems can provide, research documenting occupant preference in healthcare settings is sparse. Recently, researchers at PNNL and Georgia Institute of Technology’s SimTigrate Design Lab partnered on a study of patient preference for tunable light.
This month, we explore an advanced lighting controls installation at the WAV PlayPark at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
This month, we explore a circadian-friendly lighting controls design at an observation unit in a healthcare facility.
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at Forward Medical SF, a healthcare facility in San Francisco.
The lighting design for this new hospital focused on the quality of the patient experience, using light as a means to help enhance the wellness and comfort of both patients and their families. Reinforcing the circadian rhythm of patients with daylight and electric light was a key aspect of enhancing the patient comfort and well-being.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the U.S., and contains the first and largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the state. “We provide state-of-the-art care for more than 700 infants each year,” says Ann Grippe, clinical nurse specialist at Children’s Hospital. […]
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective application of lighting controls in nonresidential spaces. This month, we […]
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) recently won an award for “Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Facility” from the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign for a state-of-the-art lighting system demonstration at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, CA. Click here to learn more.
Managers of a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dayton, Ohio recently searched for a solution to provide increased comfort and satisfaction for patients. The objective was to provide veterans lighting controls that were easy-to-reach. In addition, the VA Hospital had very strict requirements for the devices installed in the hospital. The Challenge * RF Interference: The […]
The new 11-story, 422,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine located on Madison Avenue in New York City is being designed to unite clinicians, scientists, educators and their colleagues in an interactive space while expanding Mount Sinai’s research and treatment programs. With high aspirations for collaboration in this joint clinical research and ambulatory […]