It’s no surprise that the hospitality industry has been using LED lighting systems as an essential design aspect for years. The colour tone of light is a huge factor in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Light has an impact on the way we all interact and behave. Think about how you feel when it’s grey and overcast compared to a sunny day. With the latest technology in LED fittings, it’s possible to create a calming and positive atmosphere simply by installing a new lighting system.
Forward-thinking and innovative care home and hospice providers are now using circadian controlled LED lighting systems to enable patients and residents to stay energised all day. This works by installing controls that change the brightness and colour temperatures of the lights throughout the day. So, in the mornings the lights glow a blue/bright white and as the day progresses the lighting becomes warmer. This change from traditional fluorescent and halogen fittings means that care homes with LED systems have reported that their residents are calmer at bed time and are less likely to experience night time unrest.
The option to alter lighting also heightens the sense that a care home is truly a home for its residents. Providing a warmer lighting glow in the evenings evokes feelings of cosiness and homeliness which cannot be replicated by halogen fittings. An intelligent LED system can also include the option to personalise lighting for different areas, enabling residents to experience a lighting experience that suits their individual needs.
Energy savings from installing a new lighting system also makes LED fittings an attractive option for care environments. With LED systems saving on average 70% of energy used and with less requirements for maintenance and upkeep, the financial savings can ease up budgets, allowing much needed resources to be used elsewhere. These savings can be added to by installing triggered natural lighting controls which turn off the lights when daylight is bright enough.
If you are interested in installing a lighting system that will improve the quality of life of your residents and staff and that will save you money in the future, contact our team of LED lighting experts for a free and no-obligation lighting survey.