(ELDERLY) CARE LIGHTING

Sufficient light and the right light have a positive effect on the wellbeing and the quality of life of elderly. In addition, bio dynamic lighting stimulates the day and night rhythms of older people. With the powerful, diffuse, dynamic light of DYDELL the appropriate light can easily be called up per activity.

INFLUENCE OF LIGHT ON THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

Infirmity of old age unfortunately also means that eyesight decreases as the age increases. Both the lens and the cornea of older people become darker and more yellow and the pupils become smaller. In addition to the fact that the eyesight deteriorates, it has become clear that the reduced incidence of light on the retina during the daytime has an adverse effect on the maintenance of the sleep-wake rhythm. Over time, regulating the 24-hour rhythm of the human body deteriorates, especially in older people with dementia. A shortage of light stimuli disrupts the biological clock, i.e. the 24-hour rhythm of elderly which causes them to disorientate more quickly. A proper lighting ensures “better vision” and good control of the biological clock.

“We were commissioned to take care of the entire interior design for the new care institutions to be opened in Bloemendaal and Son & Breugelreugel. Since “light” is a discipline in its own right, we hired DYDELL for this. Based on our interior design plan, DYDELL has drawn up a calculated lighting plan, which meets the lighting requirements applicable for elderly care. We prescribed the fixtures, DYDELL incorporated their light sources with a control system. The common areas have become wonderful and the lighting certainly contributes to this a lot. It gives atmosphere and at the same time there is enough light to have dinner or an activity. The cooperation went well, and we are proud of the results achieved”.

– Merel Vriend – Allinliving –

DID YOU KNOW

  • On average, young people and adults expose themselves to light for 1 to 5 hrs per day to light with an intensity of more than 2000 lux? In the case of elderly this is reduced to 1 hour a day and in the case of dementia patients in a nursing home to as little as 1.6 minutes (source: BTSG).
  • Elderly need three to five times more light than young people?
  • Due to a lack of light stimuli, the biological clock, i.e. the 24-hour rhythm of older people is disrupted, and they become disorientated more quickly. As a result, the risk of “falling” among this group is considerably high.
  • Do colours have a positive effect on the wellbeing and orientation of older people? Warm colours encourage a feeling of safety and harmony and can therefore help with feelings of loneliness and anxiety.

DYDELL (BIO)DYNAMIC LIGHTING SYSTEM

Our light sources are successfully used in healthcare institutions, because they produce a lot of diffuse light and have a high colour fastness (RA95). In addition, they produce dynamic light (so both functional and decorative light in one light source), as a result of which – depending on the time of day, or on the alternating functions of a space – the right light can easily be called up and thus the day/night rhythm can be stimulated.

CALCULATED LIGHTING PLAN: HE WHO IS WELL PREPARED HAS HALF WON THE BATTLE

In order to comply with the strict requirements of “good lighting for seniors” we always recommend starting with a calculated lighting plan. Based on the interior design plan or the existing set up we make a “spot plan” of light which enables us to know exactly where the type of light source is to be installed. This way the lighting plan prescribes the type of light source for (spot, wall lamp, pendant lamp etc.) and the amount of lumen output to be produced. What type of wall lamp or pendant lamp is ultimately incorporated can be determined depending on taste and budget. By illuminating your elderly care location with a lighting plan, you can be sure that you get a balanced lighting image that meets the strict requirements of “lighting for older people”.

YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH DYDELL: FROM LIGHT DESIGN TO SYSTEM INSTALLATION

Experience tells us that many customers feel most comfortable when their entire lighting project is covered by the one party. DYDELL advises, guides and implements your entire lighting project from A to Z. We can provide you with customised lighting advice, we develop your lighting plans and provide fixtures with light sources and control systems. Finally, we can take care of the entire installation and predefined settings. Of course, we are very happy to assist you with partial projects.

We work with highly experienced and competent installers who know all the possibilities and impossibilities of our light sources. Whether it is about the connection of a single pendant lamp, taking care of the entire installation based on a light design or setting lamps with the right atmospheres: our experienced team of installers takes care of this professionally.

REFERENCES

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ELDERLY CARE BLOEMENDAAL 

DYDELL offers total lighting solution for elderly care residence Villa Duinstaete-Bloemendaal. Read more>

Open dag Residence Haganum , Den Haag , Tasmanstraat , All-In Group

ELDERLY CARE BERG EN DAL

DYDELL optimizes existing care situations such as in the rooms of the residents of care residence Berg en Dal. Read more >

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ELDERLY CARE SON EN BREUGEL

(Bio) dynamic light for elderly care residence De Kleine Heide in Son en Breugel. Read more >

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MDCK HOOFDDORP

In the multi-disciplinary center child abuse Kennemmerland (MDCK) is there quick and careful assistance in child abuse. With its warm lighting DYDELL is asked to make a positive contribution to the waiting room of the MDCK. Read more>

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FOUNDATION IPSE DE BRUGGEN

The residential building on the location of Zwammerdam Foundation student, is built for multiple limited people. The lighting design for this building is created by Clements lighting advice and is designed around the theme ‘ quality of life ‘ and ‘experience’. Read more>

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HAAGLANDEN HOSPITAL

The entrance of the converted haaglanden hospital features several Alien XL lamps (made of white plastic) in which the LED-light concept of DYDELL is integrated. In addition to various shades of white (warm) it can also adopt special colour combinations. The Alien XL is with DYDELL PRO. Read more>

LET’S TALK ABOUT LIGHT

Would you like to find out what the right lighting can do for your hotel? Please contact us to make an obligation-free appointment, so that we can let you experience it for yourself. A pleasant ambiance starts with the right light source.