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LED Lighting Supply / Commercial Lighting / LED Lights for Hospitals

LED Lights for Hospitals

Hospitals have many lighting needs, indoors and outdoors. We can easily replace all your existing hospital 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 hospital lighting plan, it’s free!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers about questions they had about LED Lights for Hospitals. Feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak with one of our lighting experts.


What Types of Lights Will You Find in a Hospital?

The lights vary by application and location. The lights used outdoors are typical of any commercial establishment. Many of the lights in hospitals interiors are general lighting that you can find in schools and other commercial offices. These include 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.

Inside Hospital Lobby Area

What Type of LED Lights for Hospitals Should You Use for Lobby Lighting?

LED panel lights or retrofit solutions with LED tubes or magnetic retrofit strips.

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 Lights for Hospitals?

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 You Save by Using a Lighting Control System along with LED Lights for Hospitals?

A considerable amount, especially if the system can dim and control light levels. A dimmed lighting system saves money, over and above the savings you see when you convert to LED.

Outdoor Medical Center Entrance

What Type of LED Lights for Hospitals Can You Use for Hospital Patient Rooms?

For hospital lighting, we recommend LED panels and over bed linear fixtures.

What Type of Fixtures Can You Use for Hospital Corridor Lighting?

LED panel lights, or retrofit solutions with LED tubes or magnetic retrofit strips.

What Type of LED Lights for Hospitals Can You Use for Ward Lighting?

LED panels mounted in the ceilings.

LED Hospital Lighting


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 for Hospital Lighting?

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. They allow you to set the desired color temperature.

Do You Know of Any Rebates That I Can Receive If I Buy Your LED Lights for Hospitals?

Many of our lights are DLC listed / rebate eligible / Energy Star rated. Utility companies control the products eligible for rebate and the amount of rebate. 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 and waiting rooms we would recommend a warmer color temperature, 3000K or 4000K. For commercial kitchens and engineering rooms, we would recommend 5000K.

Color Temperature Bulbs

Are Your Fixtures NSF Rated?

We do have a line of LED NSF fixtures.


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 familiar with installing fixtures in a hospital will have no issue with 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 Hospital Lighting Fixtures?

Like any surface in a hospital, you should clean the light surface to avoid the build up of germs.