Belfast City Hospital
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Belfast City Hospital is a 900-bed modern university teaching hospital providing local acute services and key regional specialities. It has a focus on the development of regional cancer and renal services and is the largest general hospital in the United Kingdom. The critical care unit provides intensive care to patients with life threatening illness, after major, complex surgery and following serious accidents. The lighting control system installed is from the Thorlux ColourActive range, which cycles the colour temperature of the light source over a 24 hour period. The colour temperature (CCT) of the luminaires varies from 3000K to 6500K to replicate natural daylight changes. In addition, the system is dimmable providing individual lighting level control within each bed bay, whilst maintaining outstandingly high uniformity and a shadow free working platform for staff. Crash scenes are included at each bedhead, and for the full ward, to give maximum output (1000 lux +) from one fail safe switch.