Healthcare

Lighting Solutions

Lighting Solutions Expert Guidance Key Areas

Our attitude to healthcare lighting sets us apart.

Our biggest consideration is the wellbeing of people. Not just staff and patients, but the people involved in what goes into installing and maintaining our lighting solutions. Whatever you need, we can satisfy your requirements, thanks to our more than 75 years of experience. And the greatest benefit we deliver. Peace of mind – the reassurance that comes from knowing that you’re making a positive contribution to people’s wellbeing.

User experience

  • We offer solutions that meet the needs of patients and staff
  • For patients, a quality of lighting that provides visual comfort, contributing to recuperation and a faster recovery
  • For staff, lighting clarity that enables tasks to be completed safely and efficiently

Infection control

  • All our healthcare products are designed to prevent germs and contagion
  • All are capable of withstanding rigorous cleaning regimes, even those using strong cleaning agents, chemical solutions or where gases are present

Design and compliance

  • Meeting regulations relating to lighting levels and other criteria is our starting point
  • We ensure correct lighting levels, uniformity and glare limits are achieved while colour temperature and rendition let staff get on with their work and patient to recover

Energy and sustainability

  • Our highly efficient luminaires, combined with our range of controls, optimise energy use, keep operating costs down and reduce environmental impact
  • In a circular economy, our increasing use of long-life and replaceable components puts us in a strong position to continue to provide lighting solutions that satisfy on so many levels.

Lighting to meet the needs of patients and professionals

Operating theatres to waiting areas; our main aim is to provide lighting solutions that allow people to get on with their work or simply get on with getting better.

The needs may be different, but the major benefit is the same: lighting that nobody notices but everybody feels comfortable with.

Lighting solutions for hospital wards:

achieving a balance between care and comfort

Vital spaces that need to be light and airy

llumination to help patients’ recovery and have a positive impact on their wellbeing.

Lighting that allows staff to carry out their work, safe in the knowledge that they have the light to clearly see what they are doing.

We provide task-specific illuminance values ranging from 0.5 lux for nightlight through to 1,000 lux for patient examination with colour rendering at ≥Ra90, providing visual comfort and innovative designs for complex spaces.

 

A people-centred lighting design for hospital wards

Our integration of tunable white technology aligned with our innate connection to nature delivers the possibility of a true, people-centred lighting design for hospital wards, having a positive impact on staff wellbeing and accelerating patient healing.

The benefit being that everybody – staff, patients and visitors alike – enjoy a lit space that’s perfect for their requirements and easy to control.

 

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Ward area lighting solutions

Nightingale M3

Nightingale M3

  • A dedicated circulation lighting solution with ultra low glare to recumbent patients and can be switched from day to night, allowing rest and recouperation
  • Its design and assembly make it a sustainable, easy to upgrade solution
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Florence+

Florence+

  • The ideal wall mounted bedhead lighting solution for newbuild or refurbishment projects
  • Delivers the benefit of independently dimmable upward, forward and downward light with optimum flexibility for the patient

 

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Careline

Careline

  • A complete recessed LED lighting solution that’s easy to install and to use
  • Easy for staff and patients to choose and control a choice of 6 scenes
  • Offers multiple light sources to enable simple switching between lighting scenes.
  • Clean lines, minimal joins and flat diffusers make cleaning simple
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Lighting solutions for circulation spaces:

the benefits are clear

Balancing the energy use and wellbeing of people 

Accounting for as much as 30% of a typical hospital building circulation lighting has a high impact on energy costs, but this expense has to be balanced with the positive impact a well designed and implemented lighting solution has on the wellbeing of people within the building.

Our lighting solutions for these high traffic areas feature controls that make the most of natural daylight and switch off non-essential areas when no movement is detected.

Lighting levels can also be reduced at night to conserve energy, save money and ensure patient comfort in adjacent areas such as wards.

 

Benefits that everybody can appreciate

Other factors that we take into account include the movement of recumbent patients who don’t want to be dazzled by lighting that is directly overhead, so we recommend off-setting its placement.

Similarly, we ensure that changes of direction, in height, the location of ramps and handrails, signage and wayfinding information are not only well-lit but help create a feeling of openness.

All with benefits that everybody, from administrators and staff to patients and visitors, can appreciate.

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Circulation area lighting solutions

Helm

Helm

  • Designed with recumbent patients in mind to avoid discomfort glare as they look up
  • Makes the movement of patients safe and efficient for staff by being clearly but unobtrusively lit
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Radial LED

Radial LED

  • Being cornice mounted, illumination is provided from the side of the space, removing the light source from direct view below
  • A further benefit is it leaves valuable ceiling space free for other services
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Florin E3

Florin E3

  • Simplicity and reliability are the two major benefits of this high performance emergency luminaire
  • Recessed or surface mounted, the perfect lighting solution should an emergency arise
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Lighting solutions for operating theatres and recovery rooms:

perfect where there’s no room for compromise

Catering for the most demanding environment

The work done in these areas is amongst the most demanding carried out in any hospital.

Lighting in these areas needs to be controlled so that procedures can be carried out efficiently while not contributing to fatigue and reduced concentration.

The balance requires the correct optic, ≥Ra90 colour rendering, and flexibility of illumination through simple effective lighting controls, including crash conditions for recovery areas.

Cleanliness is also important, so our solutions are resistant to rigorous cleansing regimes.

 

Creating a better environment for recovery

In operating theatres, we use glass optics as recommended in the LG2 standards to prevent bacterial penetration through the optic material.

Intensive care and being confined to a bed can have harmful effects on the mental wellbeing of patients and staff efficiency.

Which is why we focus on two requirements: providing a level of adjustable illumination considers patient comfort, and which allows medical staff to conduct their examinations and procedures efficiently and effectively. 

Our concerns include product build, downtime and maintenance, infection control and, most importantly, creating a better environment for recovery.

We optimise the light levels via intelligent lighting control to monitor ambient light levels and room occupancy, and by making best use of daylight to reduce unwanted artificial light.

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Lighting solutions for operating theatres and recovery rooms

DTFU

DTFU

  • At the forefront of clean area illumination
  • An ingenious combination of robust construction and high optical performance to meet the most stringent glare control requirements and hygiene standards
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DTFA/N Elite LED Retrofit

DTFA/N Elite LED Retrofit

  • The perfect solution to bring illumination up to required standards in a retrofit upgrade with significant energy savings possible from the transition from fluorescent to LED technology
  • A highly sustainable approach with minimal disruption, where only the necessary parts are replaced
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HDU LED

HDU LED

  • A highly sustainable approach with minimal disruption, where only the necessary parts are replaced
  • The twin optic can be switched and combines high light output on one side with exceptional glare control on the other side, to encourage patient rest
  • Infection control is addressed by the high ingress protection of IP65 from below and IP54 from above the ceiling void
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Lighting solutions for consulting and examination rooms:

serving the professional, calming the anxious

Consulting rooms have their own very particular lighting requirements

Key among them is lighting that allows the healthcare professional to clearly see what they are doing, while providing recumbent patients, who can be anxious and worried under these often-stressful circumstances, with visual comfort.

Delivering high quality lighting and infection control

Our lighting solutions for examination rooms and consulting spaces are based around a good quality light source providing the necessary levels of illumination and is easy to clean.

Where appropriate, we also incorporate a high level of intelligent lighting control that monitors and responds to ambient lighting levels.

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Lighting solutions for consultation and examination rooms

Cascade Flex

Cascade Flex

  • A new generation of recessed luminaire designed with sustainability in mind
  • The luminaire features a replaceable cartridge that can be returned, refurbished and reused multiple times before eventually being recycled at the end of its useful life, supporting NHS trusts in delivering on their whole life net zero aspirations when compared with conventional solutions.
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Cascade Flex Vitality

Cascade Flex Vitality

  • A new generation of recessed luminaire designed with sustainability in mind
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Bronze level
  • The luminaire features a replaceable cartridge that can be returned, refurbished and reused multiple times before eventually being recycled at the end of its useful life, supporting NHS trusts in delivering on their whole life net zero aspirations when compared with conventional solutions.
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LIFE P LED

LIFE P LED

  • Designed to bring visual interest to the ceiling in spaces which can often feel stark 
  • Recessed design with a choice of images including Cloud, Autumn and Blossom and configurations 
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Lighting solutions for mental health units:

creating a safe environment that aids wellbeing

Creating the right environment for both service users and staff

The need to provide lighting that aids service users wellbeing and which also allows medical staff to provide treatment and care safely and efficiently, is one of the greatest challenges we face.

Our solutions must be robust, tamperproof and reduce the risk of harm or self-harm.

They must also create an environment that both service users and staff feel is calming and contributes to overall wellbeing by taking 'standard' products with a non-institutional feel into these spaces.

Protecting service users, staff and visitors from any possible harm

Which is why we have developed our MSU range to be independently certified to meet the requirements of the Department of Health Adult Medium Secure Services and IK10, Anti-Ligature standards.

Designed to be used with our standard luminaires the MSU range ensures a consistent aesthetic can be achieved, all areas can be designed using a single set of products and the MSU kits added to those where an anti-ligature or higher level of security is required.

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Lighting solutions for mental health units

MSU Surface

MSU Surface

  • Meets MSS specifications for general lighting in Medium Secure Mental Health applications
  • Provides maximum safety and protection to service users, patients and staff in a medium secure mental health setting
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Mirage 3 MSU Kit

Mirage 3 MSU Kit

  • MSS compliant protective kit for the Mirage 3 downlighter
  • Enables the use of a standard Mirage 3 luminaire in a medium secure unit
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Kolo MSU Kit

Kolo MSU Kit

  • Healthcare MSS compliant protective kit for Kolo Surface luminaire
  • Robust and independently tested to comply with medium secure (MSS) specifications for the safety of patients and staff alike
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Lighting solutions for outdoor healthcare areas:

maximum effectiveness meets minimal light pollution

Providing safe transit for staff, patients and visitors alike

Our primary goal in outdoor areas is to provide safe transit for staff, patients and visitors alike, minimising upward lighting and reducing unnecessary light pollution.

In pedestrian areas and car parks, high levels of uniformity are required and, to aid facial recognition, we recommend the use of post top fittings.

The lighting best suited to lighting roadways depends on the classification of the road, as slower traffic may allow for a lower level of illumination than lighting more conventionally associated with public roads and highways.

 

 

Lowering the operating cost

Our use of smart lighting control systems in outdoor locations can help to achieve lower operating costs.

Careful product selection assists in enhancing safety and security of patients being moved or those with mobility issues, those caring for them and visitors.

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Lighting solutions for outdoor healthcare areas

Sirocco Midi

Sirocco Midi

  • High performance LED post top luminaire for road, pathway and area lighting
  • Illumination where it’s needed and with zero light pollution when mounted horizontally
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Kolo Bollard

Kolo Bollard

  • Versatile robust and weatherproof LED bollard
  • Choice of 360 degree (symmetric) or 180 degree (asymmetric) light distribution for optimal illumination and minimal light pollution
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A leading light in sustainability

The healthcare sector is just one of areas in which we have been at the forefront of sustainability and circularity in UK commercial lighting.

We are one of the market leaders in the development of products, lighting solutions and controls that minimise the use of materials and promote reusability through replaceable modular hardware.

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Lighting controls for the healthcare sector

Highly desirable as it is, reducing energy costs in any healthcare environment is challenging – especially those working 24/7 all year round. Standards must be maintained, needs have to be met, while patients have to feel comfortable.

Requirements further complicated by the need for infection control and delivering the lowest possible energy package. Which is why we recommend the use of lighting controls that allow for a high degree of autonomous operation, with no negative impact on overall lighting levels.

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Emergency healthcare lighting

A secure, effective, non-disruptive emergency lighting solution is vital in order to ensure the safe evacuation, movement, or continuation of any medical procedure. Early consultation with us to discuss any emergency lighting ensures that the lighting solution we provide will be fit for purpose, including meeting risk assessment needs.

We also deliver units that are easy to maintain, require little or no standby power, facilitate automatic testing and reporting and, perhaps most importantly, minimise patient disruption. 

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At the start of a healthcare project or looking for a supplier to meet your installation and lighting unit needs, our team of experienced consultants can help you find the right lighting solution.

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Some of the ways our team of experts can help you achieve the perfect lighting solution

Total Project Solutions

Indoor, outdoor, controls and sustainability; we have the solution

Eliminate design risk

Peace of mind guaranteed on any project

Support

There for you, throughout a project and beyond

Case Studies

Royal Papworth Hospital

Royal Papworth Hospital

With patients, staff and visitors all having their own lighting needs it was important to incorporate luminaires that offer outstanding user experience and effective infection control while also delivering compliance and energy efficiency.

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New South Glasgow Hospitals

The biggest single NHS building project in Scotland that required a huge range of lighting solutions, from illuminating the vast public atria to lighting specialist areas such as operating theatres and laboratories.

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