Hospital LightingHospitals have many lighting needs, indoors and outdoors. We can easily replace all your outdoor lights - parking lots, garage canopies or exterior wall mounted wall packs. Inside, we can convert all your fluorescent lights over to LED - and eliminate all the strobing, flickering, humming with energy saving, UV free LED Lights. Ask us for a free lighting plan for your hospital.
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they had when it comes to purchasing hospital lighting and healthcare light fixtures. If it’s your first time making a purchase with LED Lighting Supply, feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak directly with one of our lighting experts.
Before you buy
Fixtures and Fittings
What Types of Lights Are Used in a Healthcare Facility or Hospital?
The lights vary by application and location. The lights used outdoors are typical of any commercial establishment, and a large part of the lights in hospitals interiors are general lighting that you can find in schools and other commercial offices, like panel lights, sconces and stairwell lighting.
What Should You Look for in a Hospital Lighting Supplier?
The quality of the products they sell, their ability to assist you pre and post sales, and their willingness to support you if there is a problem with a light.
What Type of Fixtures Should Be Used for Healthcare Lobby Lighting?
LED panel lights or retrofit solutions with LED tubes or magnetic retrofit strips.
What Type of Fixtures Should Be Used for Hospital Patient Room Lighting?
LED panels and over bed linear fixtures.
What Type of Fixtures Should Be Used for Hospital Ward Lighting?
LED panels mounted in the ceilings.
Is It Better to Use Fluorescent or LED Lights in a Hospital?
LED, without a doubt. Fluorescent lights strobe, flicker, hum, cause eye strain and headaches and have mercury.
What Are the Benefits of Using LED Lighting in a Healthcare Facility?
With LED, there’s no humming, no strobing, no flickering and no mercury. Plus, with LED, you get significant energy and maintenance savings.
How Much Money Can Be Saved by Using a Lighting Control System in a Healthcare Facility?
A considerable amount, especially if the system is designed to dim and control light levels. A dimmed lighting system saves money, over and above the savings you see when you convert to LED.
BEFORE YOU BUY
What Are the Ideal Lighting Levels for a Hospital?
That depends on the function and area, but here are some general guidelines:
Lobby Area 15-20 fc
Waiting Area (General) 20-30 fc
Patient Ward Rooms (Observation) 30 fc
Medical Laboratory 50 fc
Operating Room 300 - 1000 fc
Critical Care Areas (Examination) 50 fc
Is It Better to Retrofit or Use New Fixtures in a Hospital?
It depends on the light itself. If it is a light that is hard to find, but you’d like to convert it to LED, retrofitting makes sense. Otherwise, we would recommend new fixtures.
Do You Offer Color Changing Products That Can Mimic Daylight?
We do have a series of color changing LED panels and flush mounted mushroom lights that allows you to set the desired color temperature.
Do You Know of Any Rebates That I Can Receive If I Buy Your LED Lights?
Many of our lights are DLC listed / rebate eligible / Energy Star rated, but rebates are controlled by utility companies. Contact yours to see if there are any rebates available.
What Is the Best Color Temperature to Use in a Hospital?
It depends on the purpose of the room and the activity performed in it. For patient rooms, waiting rooms, etc., we would recommend a warmer color temperature, 3000K or 4000K. For commercial kitchens and engineering rooms, we would recommend 5000K.
Are Your Fixtures NSF Rated?
We do have a line of LED NSF fixtures.
Can Your Lighting Be Used in a Surgery Room?
We do not offer lights that can be used in an operating room.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Are Your Fixtures Able to Work with the Lighting Controls We Have in the Hospital?
Yes, we assume your control system talks to 0-10V low voltage dimming wires as most control systems do.
I Have Patients with Severe UV Allergies. Do Your LED Lights Give Off Any UV Rays?
They do not. LED lights do not produce the UV or IR spectrums (some do, but they are specifically designed to do so).
Are There Any Special Considerations When Installing Lighting in a Hospital?
Any qualified electrician that’s familiar with installing light fixtures in a hospital will not have any problem using our lights. They install easily and every fixture comes complete with installation instructions.
What Can I Do to Avoid the Build Up of Germs on My Light Fixtures?
Like any surface in a hospital, the light surface should also be cleaned regularly to avoid the build up of germs.
Get a Hospital Lighting Plan - for Free.
A lighting plan is the first step in creating a successful conversion over to LED. No one cares how much money you're saving if the light levels aren't good or balanced. A lighting plan solves the problem before any money is spent