Benefits of LED lighting in care environments
LED lighting is beneficial no matter the application or environment. However, they offer unique health benefits compared to traditional lighting. Today we are going to talk about how LEDs are beneficial, not only for healthcare settings and environments, but also for patient well-being.
BENEFITS OF LEDs IN HOSPITALS AND DOCTOR OFFICES
LED lighting will save money to your hospital and/or doctor's office in many ways. Because LEDs last almost 5 times longer than traditional fluorescent lighting, you won't spend money replacing light bulbs every two years. In addition, LEDs do not work with ballasts, which eliminates ballast problems and burns. Plus, you'll save on maintenance and repair costs, making your maintenance and concierge staff more efficient.
LED lighting is ideal for the office and hospital environment due to its ability to help doctors and nurses stay focused on the task. LEDs have proven to be a great way to keep employees productive, alert and focused – all important aspects of working in the healthcare industry. These improvements can help you stay within the program with patients and be more productive in your downtime, if you can find one!
LED BENEFITS FOR PATIENTS
We have discussed in the past specific ways in which LED lighting, specifically human-centered lighting, in hospitals benefits patients. One of the main benefits of using LEDs in a healthcare environment is that they look much more natural than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. This natural lighting helps keep patients, especially night patients, controlling circadian rhythms, which in turn can help reduce recovery time.
Good proper lighting also affects our mood. LEDs have been shown to increase happiness, creating more staff and optimistic patients. When we're happier, our immune system works better, and it also helps with patient recovery times!