How important is adequate lighting in healthcare applications?
Better lighting doesn't equate “more light”.
Visual performance in medical applications requires the consideration of multiple factors beyond the simple metric of the required quantity of light.
Modern healthcare applications have breathtaking capabilities, but for medical staff to deliver the expected outcomes at the highest quality, a lighting criterion must be specified to enable optimum visual performance. A clear visual perspective is essential to apply processes and execute procedures quickly and accurately.
Whether the procedure is surgery, patient examination, monitoring recovery or diagnosing problems, medical staff need excellent illumination and colour rendering to differentiate conditions and identify symptoms.
When considering the perception of colour, accuracy of colour discrimination, and differentiation of shades of skin tone (Cyanosis Observation Index) the colour quality of the LED light source is paramount.
Eagle Lighting has introduced CRI 95+ with SDCM 2 and exceptionally low COI values as an option for the Operating Theatre Light, Cleanroom IP65, and Secureroom (see below). CRI 95+ provides enhanced visual performance for medical staff and delivers beneficial outcomes for patient care.