Patients will spend the majority of their visit inside the exam room instead of moving around among waiting areas consult rooms labs or separate treatment spaces. Modeling of faces objects surface characteristics horizontal vertical levels reflected glare shadows system control flexibility examination rooms design considerations indirect lighting and the ability to switch the level of lighting.
Substerilizing room 30 occupational therapy work area general 30 work tables or benches 75 patient holding areas 75 patientsresident rooms general entire room 20 observation night lighting 3 critical examination 75 may be portable reading location reading lamp or overbed fixture 30 ldrldrp task lighting as required pharmacy.
Exam room lighting requirements. Specialized examination task lighting may be required for certain procedures. Within the life safety code the nfpas requirements for emergency lighting are referenced under section 79. Moveable and adjustable exam lighting that is available when needed.
According en 12464 light and lighting lighting of workplaces indoor work places the minimum illuminance is 50 lx for walls and 30 lx for ceilings. Earlier it was common with light levels in the range 100 300 lux for normal activities. The us general services administration provides lighting levels and lpds for us government buildings which can be used as a guide for other types of buildings.
Foot candle light guide footcandle light guide footcandles are the most common unit of measure used by lighting professionals to calculate light levels in businesses and outdoor spaces. All patient exam room lights are finely crafted and durable to withstand repeated use. Table of contents 3 4217 oral surgery minor procedure room 4218 pharmacy 43 patient care areas.
A footcandle is dened as the illuminance on a one square foot surface from a uniform source of light. Exam diagnostic and treatment rooms. A well lit environment improves visibility and puts your patients at ease.
Provides 5 6 reach for patient coverage in ceiling mounted light configuration. All design outcomes and strategies 40677 kb pdf. Exam lights are an essential piece of equipment for careful examination of patients.
Primary care exam room back to all rooms. The table below provides recommended light levels from the iesna lighting handbook and lpd levels from the iecc 2015. Amsco examiner 10 examination the amsco examiner 10 examination lighting system illuminates with brilliant intensity for accurate diagnosis and treatment in physician offices clinics emergency.
In defining differences between exam rooms different types of rooms and yet has different requirements for. 4216 dental exam and treatment room. Amsco exam light surgical and examination lighting systems.
Emergency illumination when required must be provided for a minimum of 15 hours in the event of failure of normal lighting. Today the light level is more common in the range 500 1000 lux depending on activity. Lighting design requirements 21 energy conservation 22 lighting design strategies 23 lighting design objectives 231 interior 232 exterior.
Check your local jurisdiction for other or more stringent requirements.