Whitecroft new lighting solution innovates the heatlhcare sector
- Posted on March 20 2019
The new Florence+ adds to the family of lighting solutions provided by Whitecroft Lighting in healthcare and builds on the Florence product range which has been at the forefront of ward lighting for almost two decades.
The balance between patient rest and recuperation, hospital staff well-being and patient care performance is paramount in the ward environment. The newly designed luminaire comes off the back of years of experience in the healthcare sector with Whitecroft Lighting leading the development of modern aesthetics and improved user experiences.
Florence+ is an elegant low-profile design bedhead luminaire - an innovative lighting solution for wall mounting in healthcare environments.
The new design comprises a single piece – the outer casing ensures that Florence+ is easy to clean and will not harbour dust or germs helping reduce exposure to infections. The light sources in Florence+ are independently dimmable to comply with the requirements of the SLL LG2 allowing the variable light levels that need to be achieved in a bedded area are suitable for the relevant task or activity – and importantly patient and staff comfort.
Encompassing all lighting starts from a single lighting point, Florence+ delivers up to six pre-programmed lighting scenes at the bedside from three distinct optics. The powerful combination of upward, forward and downward light can deliver the full examination level of 1000 lux on the bed reducing the need for supplementary examination lighting. Simple bedside controls also allow the patient to choose between pre-programmed scenes for daytime, night time and reading, promoting wellbeing and encouraging healing. These controls can be easily overridden by nursing staff to provide the correct levels of illumination for general nursing care, examination and patient observation.
Karen Bramman; Healthcare Director at Whitecroft Lighting said of the launch:
“Our R&D teams have been looking at every necessary lighting level and have developed luminaire in a low-profile elegant design which softens a typically sterile environment, delivers compliance to SLL LG2 and improves the patient and staff experience. We have combined design with the latest innovations including the option of tunable white providing the patient with seamless graduation between cool and warm light enabling the lighting to match natural body rhythms, and a choice of warm white 3000k or cool white 4000k reading scenes further promoting both comfort and healing.”
“The ward environment is one of the most challenging areas to design, and lighting must accommodate a diverse range of clinical duties including the provision of task specific illuminance values whilst still providing the greatest possible patient comfort – our new lighting solution does just that.”
Whitecroft Lighting works with NHS Trusts, Private Health Centres and Community Facilities to deliver leading lighting solutions that combine design and functionality. From initial design to packaged product, the entire sales, design and manufacturing process are undertaken in the purpose build head-quarters in the north west of England.