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Title: Innovative Patient Room Lighting System with Integrated Spectrally Adaptive Control

Abstract

In December of 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SSL R&D Program released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), that for the first time, contained opportunities for comprehensive application-specific system development. The FOA included opportunities for two applications, one of which was a Patient Room. Philips Lighting Research North America, submitted a proposal for the Patient Room application, and was selected for the complete project award. The award amount was for $497,127, with a Philips Research co-funding commitment 165,709 dollars. The total project value was 662,836 dollars. This project sought to redefine lighting for the patient room application. The goal was to deliver an innovative LED patient suite (patient room and bathroom) lighting system solution that was 40% more energy-efficient than traditional fluorescent incumbent technologies, and would meet all the visual and non-visual needs of patients, caregivers and visitors, and improve the patient experience. State-of-the-art multichannel LED platforms and control technologies that would provide spectral tuning and become part of an intelligent, connected lighting system drove the solution. The project was scoped into four main task areas that included a) System Concept Creation, b) Identification of the Luminaire Portfolio, c) Development of the Connected Lighting Infrastructure, and d) System Performance Validation.more » Each of the four main tasks were completed and validated extensively over the course the 2 ½ year project. The system concept was created by first developing a lighting design that demonstrated best practices for patient room lighting – illuminance and uniformity for task performance, reduced glare, and convenient controls, in addition to giving patients control over the lighting in their environment. A framework was defined to deliver circadian support via software behaviors. Through that process luminaires were identified from the Philips portfolio that were adaptable – by their form, dimensions, and optical materials – to mix multicolor LED platforms uniformly and deliver target design lumen levels. The Blue Sky luminaire was selected for the patient bed area to give the illusion of skylight while providing white light on the patient bed. Luminaires used existing 2-channel tunable white LED boards, and newly developed 4-channel LED boards. Red-Orange, Blue, Green, and Blue-shifted Yellow LED chips were selected based on spectral characteristics and their ability to produce high quality white light. 4-channel Power over Ethernet (PoE) drivers were developed and firmware written so they would communicate with both 2- and 4-channel boards. These components formed the backbone of the connected lighting infrastructure. Software, flexible and nuanced in its complexity, was written to set behaviors for myriad lighting scenes in the room throughout the 24 hour day – and all could be overridden by manual controls. This included a dynamic tunable white program, three color changing automatic programs that simulated degrees of sunrise to sunset palettes, and an amber night lighting system that offered visual cues for postural stability to minimize the risk of falls. All programs were carefully designed to provide visual comfort for all occupants, support critical task performance for staff, and to support the patient’s 24hr rhythms. A full scale mockup room was constructed in the Philips Cambridge Lab. The lighting system was installed, tested and functionality demonstrated to ensure smooth operation of system components – luminaires, drivers, PoE switches, wall controls, patient remote, and daylight and occupancy sensors. How did the system perform? It met visual criteria, confirmed by calculations, simulations and measurements in the field. It met non-visual criteria, confirmed by setting circadian stimulus (CS) targets and performing calculations using the calculator developed by the Lighting Research Center. Finally, human factors validation studies were conducted to gain insight from real end users in the healthcare profession; surveys were administered, data analyzed, and audio comments captured. The general consensus was positive, with requests to pilot the system in their hospitals. The importance of the research completed under this grant is that it allowed the exploration and development of a unique lighting system, one that would deliver a blend of visual and non-visual criteria in patient room design for today’s healthcare environment. The research investigated the area of multichannel LED technology, multichannel Power over Ethernet (PoE) drivers and their integration with automatic and manual controls as a system – uncovering and meeting challenges along the way. It married visual needs of patients and staff with support for 24 hour rhythms, placing value on the wellbeing of the patient – while successfully saving energy over incumbent technologies. Indications are that the market is ready and willing to invest – multiple healthcare facilities are in line to pilot this system, recognizing its value beyond energy to patient and staff well-being. Its value to the public can best be expressed by a patient support coordinator who, after spending several hours in the room being immersed in the lighting, analyzing all its features, commented: “This re-writes lighting for healthcare”.« less

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  1. Philips Lighting North America Corporation, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Philips Lighting North America Corporation, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1415279
Report Number(s):
DOE-PL-0006704
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006704
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Lighting; solid state lighting; SSL; spectral tuning; patient room; human centric lighting; circadian rhythm; energy efficiency; efficacy

Citation Formats

Maniccia, Dorene A., Rizzo, Patricia, Kim, James, Esposito, Tony, and Ziembienski, Dan. Innovative Patient Room Lighting System with Integrated Spectrally Adaptive Control. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Maniccia, Dorene A., Rizzo, Patricia, Kim, James, Esposito, Tony, & Ziembienski, Dan. Innovative Patient Room Lighting System with Integrated Spectrally Adaptive Control. United States.
Maniccia, Dorene A., Rizzo, Patricia, Kim, James, Esposito, Tony, and Ziembienski, Dan. Fri . "Innovative Patient Room Lighting System with Integrated Spectrally Adaptive Control". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {In December of 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SSL R&D Program released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), that for the first time, contained opportunities for comprehensive application-specific system development. The FOA included opportunities for two applications, one of which was a Patient Room. Philips Lighting Research North America, submitted a proposal for the Patient Room application, and was selected for the complete project award. The award amount was for $497,127, with a Philips Research co-funding commitment 165,709 dollars. The total project value was 662,836 dollars. This project sought to redefine lighting for the patient room application. The goal was to deliver an innovative LED patient suite (patient room and bathroom) lighting system solution that was 40% more energy-efficient than traditional fluorescent incumbent technologies, and would meet all the visual and non-visual needs of patients, caregivers and visitors, and improve the patient experience. State-of-the-art multichannel LED platforms and control technologies that would provide spectral tuning and become part of an intelligent, connected lighting system drove the solution. The project was scoped into four main task areas that included a) System Concept Creation, b) Identification of the Luminaire Portfolio, c) Development of the Connected Lighting Infrastructure, and d) System Performance Validation. Each of the four main tasks were completed and validated extensively over the course the 2 ½ year project. The system concept was created by first developing a lighting design that demonstrated best practices for patient room lighting – illuminance and uniformity for task performance, reduced glare, and convenient controls, in addition to giving patients control over the lighting in their environment. A framework was defined to deliver circadian support via software behaviors. Through that process luminaires were identified from the Philips portfolio that were adaptable – by their form, dimensions, and optical materials – to mix multicolor LED platforms uniformly and deliver target design lumen levels. The Blue Sky luminaire was selected for the patient bed area to give the illusion of skylight while providing white light on the patient bed. Luminaires used existing 2-channel tunable white LED boards, and newly developed 4-channel LED boards. Red-Orange, Blue, Green, and Blue-shifted Yellow LED chips were selected based on spectral characteristics and their ability to produce high quality white light. 4-channel Power over Ethernet (PoE) drivers were developed and firmware written so they would communicate with both 2- and 4-channel boards. These components formed the backbone of the connected lighting infrastructure. Software, flexible and nuanced in its complexity, was written to set behaviors for myriad lighting scenes in the room throughout the 24 hour day – and all could be overridden by manual controls. This included a dynamic tunable white program, three color changing automatic programs that simulated degrees of sunrise to sunset palettes, and an amber night lighting system that offered visual cues for postural stability to minimize the risk of falls. All programs were carefully designed to provide visual comfort for all occupants, support critical task performance for staff, and to support the patient’s 24hr rhythms. A full scale mockup room was constructed in the Philips Cambridge Lab. The lighting system was installed, tested and functionality demonstrated to ensure smooth operation of system components – luminaires, drivers, PoE switches, wall controls, patient remote, and daylight and occupancy sensors. How did the system perform? It met visual criteria, confirmed by calculations, simulations and measurements in the field. It met non-visual criteria, confirmed by setting circadian stimulus (CS) targets and performing calculations using the calculator developed by the Lighting Research Center. Finally, human factors validation studies were conducted to gain insight from real end users in the healthcare profession; surveys were administered, data analyzed, and audio comments captured. 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