Hospital Light Fixtures Are Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

Hospitals are a myriad of rooms, many of which serve distinct purposes and have variable lighting requirements. Patient rooms, emergency rooms, surgical rooms, and MRI suites depend on high-quality LED lighting designed to particular criteria to meet varied requirements and needs.

Energy-efficient lighting is necessary for the medical industry as hospitals require lighting 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Due to this constant lighting demand, the healthcare industry depends upon the light source’s efficiency and the lamp life to control costs. LED luminaires use more than 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, are brighter, produce lower amounts of heat, and last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. But being energy efficient is only one of the vast and varied lighting criteria that the healthcare industry demands.

Lighting that promotes the health and well-being of patients and employees is also crucial for medical facilities. Multifunctional luminaires allow the environment to have dimming capabilities, color temperature changes, and circadian rhythm features, which provide a safe, secure, and healthy environment that meets healthcare staff requirements while maximizing the patient’s well-being and comfort.

In addition to promoting the health and comfort of healthcare workers and patients, safety is a top priority. Safety regulations and industry standards must be followed when considering what luminaires to install within each location throughout a healthcare and/or medical facility.

Front-line healthcare workers need lighting that helps control the spread of germs and diseases by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Lighting with an Antimicrobial finish promotes a safe and sanitary environment while also promoting patient healing and comfort.

Correct lighting within an MRI suite is essential to patient safety and noise clarity on the MRI images. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that employs powerful magnets which produce a strong magnetic field. Luminaires within an MRI suite must have non-ferrous construction to eliminate the threat of magnetic interference.

KURTZON™ medical luminaires help to promote healing, safety, and savings by providing top-of-the-line quality products that are durable, industry-standard compliant, and easy to install. Selected medical light fixtures are available from our 5 Day Quick Ship program.

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