Evidence-based Healthcare Lighting Design:
Lighting in hospitals not only affects the patients – doctors and nurses perform better in well lit places too. Here are some interesting statistics to keep in mind as hospital design becomes more residential in nature.

Speakers:
Paul Mustone, LC, IESNA (Moderator) - President & CEO
John Gill, PE, LC, LEED AP
Leslie North, PE, LC, LEED® AP - Principal
Janice Crosby - Director, Business Development
  • The healthcare industry accounts for 17% of the US economy and has created over 1.7 million new jobs since 2001.
  • RP-29 is the IES standard for healthcare lighting..
  • CIMIT and The Pebble Project are organizations dedicated to implementing research and technology into healthcare design.
  • Hospital facilities are including amenities including cafés and libraries to attract patients and maintain staff.
  • Bi-polar patient hospital stays are on average 3.7 days shorter in east-facing rooms.
  • Hospital design is becoming more residential. Keep in mind that light fixtures must still be hospital grade, wipe down, and anti-microbial.
  • In hospital room lighting – if falls can be reduced by 3 per year, their six figure insurance premium pays for itself.
  • Daylight can also be used as a calendar (Interesting project idea)
  • Research has shown that giving a patient choice with their environment (such as lighting) allows them to feel more in control when going through a difficult situation.
  • Hospital workers such as pharmacists and nurses have fewer errors at higher illuminance levels.
  • Hospital patients with access to daylight have better sleep quality, reduced agitation and better pain management.


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