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Open Technology’s lighting control system helps patients at Torbay Hospital

23 March 2017

Patients and hospital staff in South Devon are benefitting from the latest installation of Open Technology’s smart lighting control system.

Open Technology’s intelligent lighting control system, LiGO, is now fully operational at Torbay hospital’s new 14-bed intensive care unit, which opened last month.

LiGO’s features include circadian balancing, which ensures that the colour temperature of the lighting matches the times of day and night. This function is helpful in ensuring that intensive care patients have better sleep patterns to aid their recovery.

The lighting control system also makes the work of hospital staff easier. Lighting in all areas of the ward, including bed bays, offices and corridors, can be controlled locally and configured to the clinicians’ needs. The system is controlled by easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces located in each of the two nurses’ stations in the unit.

The LiGO lighting control system was easily integrated with the hospital’s Trend Building Management System (BMS), which was installed by Trend’s approved partner Colton Controls. Overall system design was carried out by Hoare Lee in Plymouth and installation was completed by Totus Engineering.

Open Technology Managing Director Chris Bedford commented:

“LiGO’s ease of programming ensured that the system was integrated within a day, before the unit was completed, and after the staff had an all-important opportunity to see how the specified operations worked for them.”

“As always, minor but important changes were required, and LiGO was able to achieve these in real-time. In fact in the time it took the commissioning team to have a well-deserved coffee break, the changes were implemented and demonstrated to the team’s satisfaction.”

“The installation of the DALI System by Totus Engineering was fault free, ensuring commissioning was straight forward.”

Open Technology looks forward to working with this team again on future projects.

Further examples of our work in the health sector are available here.