The Hospilot project was all about saving electricity. Its purpose was to measure the effect of energy-efficient technology in three European hospitals. This involved measuring power consumption for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting over a year, and seeing the difference that the new systems could make.
LED lighting was installed about the hospital to improve staff and patient comfort while lowering energy use. Day rooms and family rooms were fitted with LuxSpace Mini LED downlights, and an OccuPlus sensor that dims lights automatically. In addition, visitors and patients can alter the ambience themselves through the ToBeTouched controller, giving them reassuring feelings of control.
For enjoyable, glare-free light in the wards, LuxSpace Compact LED downlights were added. In the toilets, motion-activated LuxSpace Micro LEDs automatically turn off when the room is empty, saving energy. The offices were fitted with low-power TL5 recessed luminaires for, and the corridor was fitted with SmartForm LED. This innovative light provides improved dimming options, and avoids dazzling patients who are being transported in beds.
The new lighting systems are bringing in significant savings, and delighting staff. Director Hank Timmerman says: “It is exceptional to see what a difference light can make; it really has enhanced the visual experience. Staff have emphasized that their working environment is now far more pleasant.”