LEDVANCE BIOLUX HCL lighting aids patient recovery
LEDVANCE have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimised day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep regularity, concentration and mood.
Dieter Lang, Human Centric Lighting expert at LEDVANCE, commented: “It is common for hospital patients to suffer from a loss of circadian synchronisation, especially in intensive care units, which are often without significant quantities of daylight. A stable circadian rhythm can support good sleep and, therefore, good recovery. The LEDVANCE BIOLUX HCL range follows the natural rhythm of day and night by providing brighter, bluer light during the day which reduces in brightness and blue content in the evening. As a result, a healthy day-night rhythm for the patients is supported.”
Besides supporting the sleep rhythms of patients, the BIOLUX HCL range can improve the wellbeing and productivity of hospital staff, especially in rooms which are often without natural daylight such as X-Ray or MRI rooms. Furthermore, specific lighting designed for night shifts keeps staff active and alert at the late hour without desynchronising their body clock.
The LEDVANCE BIOLUX HCL range consists of a control unit, panel and downlight which communicate wirelessly with each other. The products come with a five-year guarantee when operated as part of a BIOLUX HCL system. The control unit, operated via a BIOLUX app, enables healthcare providers to select appropriate light modes for their facilities, with five preprogramed lighting modes available.