Lighting design for a a newly built, state of the art psychiatric hospital, features dynamic lighting that supports the body's circadian rhythm.
Among the things psychiatric patients need most when they are admitted is sleep – the essential prerequisite for which, is light during the day and dark at night.
All rooms at Vejle's new psychiatric hospital feature ample access to daylight - but also curtains so that ptients also have access to dark.
Colour–dynamic lighting design supports the body’s circadian rhythm and the production of melatonin, which is essential for good sleep. This is combined with sensitive lighting design, which creates a safe and comfortable environment that is as homely as possible.
Staff and patients receive user guidelines for the dynamic circadian lighting, and the hospital produced the video below as an introduction to the system.