The Nursing Home “Aftensol”, nørrebro
FULL DYNAMIC CIRCADIAN LIGHTING
The municipality of Copenhagen got resources from the SATS-funds in 2017. Resources they among other things used on health promoting lighting. After advice from Lightcare and input from the staff there are now full dynamic circadian lighting in 2 sections of the nursing home.
The steering of the light is via Lightcare OS, which is a newly developed and breaking software with the possibility for the users to define and customise the light to their specific needs. This breaks with former closed systems.
The installation consists of architectonic surface mounted BaseCare lamps with full dynamic circadian lighting and customised light scenarios. During the process Lightcare helped in advising which scenarios and colour combinations researchers all around the world have found well-suited for dementia sections and what other nursing homes have found attractive as well as combining unique wishes and demands in the nursing home “Aftensol”.
The fully automatic full dynamic circadian lighting is validated by scientists and modified by the feedback from the employees. It includes scenarios for relaxing in the tv-room in a greenish tone as well as free-from-blue night light, so the residents maintain a stable circadian rhythm and sleep pattern, while the staff can do their evening and night tasks.
The solution was CARE-COMPLETE which includes: Tuneable white, red, green, and blue LED which among other things can make lighting scenarios varying from candle light to blue sky (1.200K-12.000K), therapy boost, calming sensory and snoezel scenarios by means of the 16,7 million colour combinations. It all comes with a user-friendly touchscreen universe with the possibility for operation and over-steering via press several places in the nursing home. Everything done in co-operation with the local electrician “Hvidovre El”.
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