Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Barnsley General Hospital provides a service of care for critically ill or injured patients who require constant medical support and intensive monitoring. The lighting control system installed is from the Thorlux ColourActive range, which cycles the colour temperature of the light source over a 24 hour period. The colour temperature (CCT) of the luminaires varies from 3000K to 6500K to replicate natural daylight changes. In addition, the system is dimmable providing individual lighting level control within each bed bay, whilst maintaining outstandingly high uniformity and a shadow free working platform for staff. Crash scenes are included at each bedhead, and for the full ward, to give maximum output (1000 lux +) from one fail safe switch.