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Healthcare Lighting


holistic understanding of lighting solutions, Zumtobel is also devising innovative lighting solutions for all work and lounge areas in healthcare buildings as part of this initiative.


Being able to help patients back into health is something that Zumtobel are very proud to be involved in. Zumtobel Group CEO Dr. Harald Sommerer explains the project: “We are glad to be able to contribute our know-how to the Green Hospital Programme. We view light and lightings not merely as a technology- driven product, but as an element that is just as important to human health as fresh air and clean water. That is why we feed the knowledge acquired from research into health and therapy-related issues into our product development cycle. We focus mainly on striking a perfect balance between energy-efficient technology and good lighting quality.”


The IMWS medical supply system is an innovative design solution for tomorrow's “patients' rooms”. It is as low profile as possible, devoid of any sharp edges, contemporary in style and available with a selection of various optics and materials. Zumtobel has built IMWS as a turnkey system, thus making the need for time-consuming coordination between individual trades such as drywall builders, electricians, painters and gas engineers a thing of the past. This means that supply systems can now be installed in patients' rooms significantly faster – in just two to


three hours per bed as opposed to two to three weeks required with some traditional drywall construction techniques. Through scientific studies, Zumtobel has demonstrated how illumination that provides well-balanced lighting quality appropriate to particular needs can make a decisive contribution towards convalescence and foster a sense of well-being. The company has used this knowledge to develop two luminaires that can be integrated into the IMWS supply system. Therefore, the team has put together a system that is not only energy efficient but also makes the environment more comfortable. Healthcare is not restricted to hospitals alone. In fact, a considerable proportion of healthcare in the UK is provided to people either in their own homes or at homes that are purpose built to provide care and wellbeing. The Trust Housing Association Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing homes for the elderly in Scotland for almost 40 years. As part of an ongoing programme of improvements to achieve savings and meet legislation, Trust Housing looked into the energy


Steinel UK have provided an excellent sensor-controlled system for Trust Housing to help reduce their energy consumption and save money.


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