Red Cross Children’s Hospital
During the planning phase for the expansion of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the choice was made to include LED lighting in the new sections. The consulting engineer contracted to co-ordinate and design the electrical layouts and specifications of the new sections approached LED Lighting SA to assist. Although the electrical specifications listed various fluorescent options, LED Lighting SA proposed a like for like LED replacement which would in the long run be more energy efficient.
The project encompassed several sections of the hospital, from general wards to radiology facilities to consultation rooms. The different divisions each had a wide scope of requirements. This meant that each fitting proposed had to be carefully scrutinised for its intended purpose. Some of the factors that had to be considered were glare, dimming and the stringent light levels required for each various type of room. Based on the requirements a large variety of fittings had to be used in order to meet each criteria.
In the general wards, recovery facilities and x-ray rooms two variants of the recessed inlay range were specified, namely the RI VT and RI T range. In these facilities DALI dimming was incorporated to allow for various medical requirements. In the general rooms and passages the DLD, PG2 and BH R range was chosen as a cost effective general purpose luminaire.
Results and Benefits
The controlled flow of information between the engineer, electrical contractor and LLSA was one of the key factors that contributed to the success of the project. Continuous project management and technical specification from the LLSA engineers and project managers ensured that the right product was specified and delivered.