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Hospital Lighting

Published on 24/2/2012 & updated on Monday 14th of May 2018 at 03:06:18 PM

Main Purpose of Hospital Lighting

We know that good Illumination promotes
  1. The safety of the people who are using the building;
  2. Work and other activities carried out within the building comfortably;
  3. It creates a pleasing environment conducive to interest of the occupants ;
  4. It creates a sense of their well-being.
Main Objective of Hospital Lighting is to

The Fields of Hospital to be taken under Lighting Design

Lighting of Interior Portions of the Hospital

Lighting of Exterior Portions of the Hospital

Required Illuminance Levels in main Portion of the Hospital

required illuminance levels in main portion of the hospital

Types of Luminaire Used in Hospital

Luminaire used for Examination Purpose

Characteristics of luminaire used for examination purpose in the hospital are given below. For examination purpose Mobile type Luminaire is used basically. This luminaire is designed to aid any surgery. The halogen lamp is used basically in this luminaire. Again operation theater mobile lighting system lays maximum emphasis on comfort with a soothing yet brilliant blue-white light. Developed in close consultation with leading surgeons and supported by excellent international quality standard of Philips. The Philips S50 Mobile operation theater light is an example of mobile type luminaire. It has output Illuminance about 70,000 Lux. This Mobile type luminaire is used in additional lamp in the O.T.

Operation Theatre Luminaire

Operation Theater Luminaires use halogen lamps with proper filters to give cold bluish white light, almost similar to natural light which is ideal for surgeries of all types. The Lights incorporate international safety standards. Functions of Operation Theater Luminaire are given below: operation theatre luminaire Example: Seven and Four Reflector Theatre Light

Features of Seven and Four Reflector Theater Light

seven and four reflector theater light

Patient’s Ward Light

Required Lux level for patient’s Ward luminaire is 150 to 200 Lux (maximum) and 20 to 50 Lux (minimum)

Conditions for Patient’s Ward Luminaire Installation

Lights used in patient’s wards are FTL, CFL, and LED Lamps etc.

Luminaire for reception and Nursing Stations

Appropriate lighting levels – 300 Lux is recommended for reception and nursing stations. The luminaires used should have Color Appearance 4000 K and Color Rendering Index is 80+.

Corridors and Circulation Areas

Appropriate lighting levels – 150/200 Lux is recommended for corridors and circulation areas. The used luminaires must have Color Appearance 4000 K – Color Rendering Ra 58+. Light source used for corridors and circulation areas are FTL, CFL, LED etc.

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