Glare free LED Human Centric Lighting at Slagelse hospital, Denmark
The Danish Slagelse hospital required to maintain certain building features, including the acoustic ceiling and recessed openings of the luminaires, when the retrofitted the lighting system.
The old fluorescent lighting
The previous system consisted of 1640 LFL luminaires. Problems with glare, low illuminance and frequent cleaning were reported.
The new LED lighting
The system was upgraded to closed dust-free LED dimmable luminaires with better lighting spectrum providing Human Centric Lighting by DALI control.
An increase in luminous flux of 28% was produced by the new lighting. The spectrum the LED is much better than the old LFL spectrum (see figure below). The energy savings are 33%. The installation had a payback time of 5 years.
The option remained for further upgrade of the system by adding daylight and PIR sensors. This would be estimated to provide further savings of up to 40%.
The new LED lighting increased the functionality and quality of light in the hospital at a lower cost, solved issues with glare and maintenance, and improved well-being for patients, visitors and employees. The new LED lighting is considered a best-practice example for other hospitals.