A major challenge today is the modernization of energy-intensive health care services and hospitals. With numerous operations promoting patient safety and a large number of maintenance activities being conducted to build the safe and fully operational environment these facilities need, there is a tremendous opportunity to achieve greater efficiencies using Citra’s LED technologies. Patented developments in Citra’s LED lighting and incorporation of IoT controls have allowed us to optimize the productivity of your facility without compromising the patient experience. As Citra’s IoT continues to add growing value within healthcare institutions, our LED lighting provides a simpler and unique way to combine IoT and networking, effectively providing a new future for patient care, facility management and operations.

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Lighting Retrofits

Hospitals and healthcare facilities must meet the needs of both residents as well as healthcare professionals. Residents often do better with lighting that best suits natural light, as it helps to synchronize their circadian rhythm and offers a calm, low stressed atmosphere. At the same time, visiting doctors and nurses require high-quality light to perform exams and provide sufficient care for residents. Citra’s light LED controls are a critical component in determining this balance while reducing energy overuse.

Citra’s LEDs are flexible, helping to alter light intensity, brightness and light colour, allowing healthcare facilities to strike an ideal balance between patient satisfaction and accessibility for employees. Improvements in lighting can help prevent patient falls, and daylight improves morale, decreases anxiety and depression, and has been shown to decrease the duration of stay in hospital. Energy-efficiency improvements can also enhance the indoor climate. Research shows that a more relaxed and satisfying environment tends to make hospitals safer, improve patient satisfaction and reduce possible liability.

LED lighting output and color adjustment can be used to visually communicate with patients, show start and end times for procedures and activate safety warnings. Around the same time, the color of Citra’s LEDs can be changed to signify emergency situations or to warn patients to have to leave an area for patients that may be deaf or hard to hear.

Design and Controls

Citra’s IoT have led to adding extensive degrees of precision to facility operations, increasing the quality of care while serving the well-being of residents through their efficiency, durability and cost-saving capabilities.

Citra’s LEDs have become an easy option for facilities because of their higher quality light output and longer lifespan, but the integration of IoT and controls provides enhanced levels of ambience tracking, energy usage and event response capability. Citra’s harmonious LED lighting design in the entrance halls makes people less apprehensive, inspires confidence and makes the surroundings appear friendlier.

A hospital building’s arteries are its corridors and service areas. Homogenous lighting should be considered, preventing sharp contrasts. It is also necessary to ensure that a high degree of light is avoided, so that patients do not feel awkward when wheeled around on gurneys.

In waiting rooms, Citra’s dimmable light will radiate a relaxing, domestic ambience. In addition, test rooms with optimum light color and high-quality color rendering aid in the evaluation and diagnosis. The same applies to imaging rooms, since a relaxing atmosphere will include colored lighting during assessment and diagnosis using Citra’s LEDs to make the patient feel more at ease and provide a welcome diversion.

The use of recessed or surface mounted light fixtures, with the addition of space in patient rooms to create accent lighting provides a pleasant atmosphere and can be controlled by nurses. A nurse’s station with task lighting, down lighting and accent lighting on the back wall creates a pleasant working atmosphere. A simple change in lighting will create a more comfortable environment for guests, lower-cost facilities operation and a more informed managers role.

Ambient Intelligence (IoT)

Unlike their counterparts for fluorescent, halogen lighting and metal halides, Citra’s LEDs naturally provide a higher degree of controllability, making it much easier for health care facilities to become more consistent about their illumination, environment and energy consumption levels. Our IoT system gives a more open view into the operations of facilities. Although the initial cost of the LED fixtures is higher, they consume less energy and require less maintenance than fluorescent attachments. Energy performance improvements will reduce energy costs by as much as 90%. Citra’s LEDs would also significantly reduce maintenance costs, because bulbs will last up to 20 years of fluorescent lifetime five times that.

Citra’s smart LED fixtures and systems are capable of collecting information that is critical to facility operations, such as wattage, damaged and burned out lighting, and other maintenance problems, all in real time and then transmitting information to control centers. It can be used to convey other details about the room use or repairs required; for example, when a patient is checking out, our IoT system will signal that the room needs to be turned over to staff. Because of high maintenance expenses, revenue loss is often made up of budget cuts to certain areas, which may include reductions in quality of service, reductions in health or even cuts in staffing. Organizations will avoid these reductions by introducing Citra’s energy-efficient upgrades. Citra’s energy-efficiency programs promote the objective of environmental stewardship that many hospitals view as important to their public relations and are part of their core missions.