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Custom-made design: Light creates intimacy in hospital restaurant (TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, NL). The lighting designer is closely


connected to all parties involved in the design team. The technical aspect of the lighting design is therefore easily integrated into the design of the engineers and the physical shape of the fixtures in the architecture as well. This dramatically increases the chance of realising the lighting design in the exact same way it was designed. Being independent also makes it possible for the lighting designer to think in terms of ‘light’ instead of ‘fixtures’. As a result of the miniaturisation of LED, light sources become smaller. This provides the opportunity to integrate functional light into interior elements instead of using predesigned fixtures. This custom design with LED light sources can combine the preferred atmosphere for the patient, a very low energy consumption and an strong accent on the architecture. Since these tailor-made engineering solutions are not part of any standard catalogue the role of manufacturers is limited. Of course they can help in developing tailor-made solutions, but the design is made by the lighting designer in co- operation with the architect and the


‘The design team is best served by an independent person who is able to create a motivated design that is independent from lighting fixtures.’


engineer. Figure 4 shows the design of a hospital room with a hybrid lighting system. During daytime the general lighting is not visibly present, it is fully integrated in the ceiling element. During darker hours minimalistic LED points illuminate specific areas, controlled by the patient.


Conclusion Lighting design can bring multiple advantages to health care. To achieve this the traditional approach needs to be changed. A lighting designer is able to translate both technical and architectural input into a lighting design that meets all requirements and can create a more attractive atmosphere for people involved in health care.


The freedom of design makes it possible to


create the ‘lighting’ design instead of a ‘fixture’ design. The strong connection with the design team guarantees that the design will be realised as aimed for. This approach can add great value to health care, creating a less clinical atmosphere.


References 1 Becker F and Douglass S. (2012). The Ecology of the patient visit, physical attractiveness, waiting times and perceived quality of care. Van Bommel WJM and van den Beld GJ. (2004). Lighting for work: a review of visual and biological effects.


3 Philips. Healwell system (2011). http://www.lighting.philips.co.uk/pwc_li/ gb_en/application_areas/healthcare/HealWell _Brochure.pdf Accessed October 2013.


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