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Lighting for intensive care

Intensive care rooms can quickly become overly technical and frightening for the patient, but the staff needs light to care for them. With the right lighting solution, everyone’s needs can be met. An intensive care room is first and foremost for care purposes and the whole room is designed with good access to medical technical installations and good working light for staff in mind. The right design for both the room and the lighting will satisfy both staff and patients without compromising on what matters most – a good light level for care.

Intensivvårdsrum på dagen

The solution with recessed Multilume Hydro allows for dynamic light that can be adjusted during the day. Even if the patient is often medicated and therefore shifts between sleep and consciousness, a colder, relatively intense light during the day can help the patient to maintain their circadian rhythm.

Intensivvårdrum på kvällen

In the evening, the patient must be offered light of a slightly lower intensity and a warmer colour to avoid disturbance of melatonin production when they are awake and to prepare the body for sleeping at night.

Intensivvårdsrum på natten med amber

During quiet night hours, the room is lit with low levels of amber from Multilume Hydro. This lighting allows the patient to sleep and recover without being disturbed by the light during awake periods.

Consider this

Pre-set scenes

Pre-set levels make it easy to adjust the light and easy to understand how the light is controlled. Activities in the room depend on the option of a lot of light when it is really needed, normally 1,000 lux on the bed. 

Light that follows the patient’s circadian rhythm

The less the patient’s circadian rhythm is disturbed, the better the conditions for sleep and recovery. It is therefore important that the patient gets a lot of light during the day to reduce drowsiness and create the right conditions for a good night’s sleep. During the afternoon and evening, the intensity is reduced and the light becomes warmer, which increases melatonin production. During the night, intense and cold light should be avoided.