Circadian Lighting System for Mar Hospital ICU
The Mar Hospital located in Barcelona, Spain, has inaugurated a new intensive care unit (ICU) facility, built in just five months and with capacity for eighteen new beds. The new facility includes a circadian lighting system based on LEDMOTIVE light expertise and products. The hospital has installed downlight and spotlights with LEDMOTIVE’s award-winning VEGA07 multispectral technology.
The control system, implemented by LEDMOTIVE, integrates the luminaires. The health personnel can operate the LIGHT HUB with KNX smart switches to dimerize the box or switch to medical examination mode, which maximizes illuminance level and color precision.
The light operation in circadian mode has been optimized to create spatially homogeneous lighting ranging, in color temperature from cool to warm, following the 24-hour cycle sunlight pattern. Combining diffuse and directional lights with varying color temperatures, which is a mixture of sunlight and skylight, effectively recreates natural daylight. The human visual and non-visual responses to light follow natural variations in daylight in the hospital environment.
The ICU is adjacent to the new surgical block and the resuscitation unit, thus facilitating the monitoring and transfer of patients during an emergency.
The project was implemented between the months of September 2021 and January 2022. In addition to the new spectrally tunable lighting, the update included a new ICU hospital facility and air conditioning system.
The innovative circadian lighting system by LEDMOTIVE guarantees the visual comfort and environmental safety of patients, nurses, health professionals, and administrative staff.
LEDMOTIVE produces multiple color LED light sources and pocket spectrometers. Its software manages the output spectrum of the light modules, while the electronics can control several light sources to provide the desired blended and dynamic output. LEDMOTIVE’s Bluetooth Android-based spectrometer provides spectral and color data.
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