Promoting health with light

  • Year: 2018
  • Location: Skejby

Light promotes health during periods of care. Optimal use of natural and artificial light can be vital, since light has a direct impact on the health of patients and staff. In our project with Skejby Psyk, a new modern psychiatric hospital, a human centric lighting was our perspective throughout the project.

Denmark's most modern psychiatric hospital is located in Skejby; a hospital operated as an OPP project, with the choice of lighting fixtures from Fagerhult A/S throughout the project, both indoors and outdoors. It is estimated that there will be approximately 130 000 outpatient treatments and/or conversations a year, including patients who are not hospitalized. The hospital hosts about 2900 hospitalizations a year. Apart from the patients, there are 1,600 employees and 200 students in the hospital.

This sort of project needs secure and robust light fixtures. The luminaires used are Pleiad downlights, Pleiad robust, Multilume Flat 30 x 120 (custom made for ceiling with hidden bar in corridors), Bedlamp robust and Pleiad wallwasher in patient rooms, Lepo pendant in staffroom and in the basement AllFive. The lighting is equipped with DALI, that ensures monitoring of each luminaire. In the patient rooms there are RGB luminaires, which ensure the wanted colour temperature/colour of light that are preferred.