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Nurse stations are often the central hub of a secure health facility as it is operational 24/7. Tasks can vary considerably, from screen and paper based through to face to face discussions with colleagues and visitors.

High quality lighting, particularly in terms of visual comfort and glare control is essential. Illuminating vertical surfaces, including the faces of operational staff and service users, is especially important.

If there is access to daylight, this should be maximised where possible, and lighting controls should be used to ensure that the lighting is energised only as required.

Light levels must be carefully selected to allow for effective 24/7 operation. Lighting must be flexible to allow the night shift to have sufficient illumination to perform their work without disturbing service-users. In a nurse station it is advisable to use low maintenance lighting tailored to the task.

Technical Support

It is important to balance light levels, and light quality, whilst ensuring nurses’ stations are not over illuminated and waste energy. The provision of dimming control, for specific tasks, and the uniformity of light should be maximised. Energy savings can be made by employing lighting controls.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 020 8254 2022 or e-mail

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