PULS

New bedside lamp developed for healthcare facilities that can be adjusted depending on use or time of day

Category

Design

Year

2015

Manufacturer

Lightcare

Client(s)

The Royal Danish Hospital's Service Centre

PULS is a bedside lamp developed for healthcare facilities that can be adjusted depending on use or time of day. The lamp is the result of a public-private partnership between the Service Centre at The Royal Hospital, Lightcare and PLH Arkitekter. The ergonomically correct lamp is designed for use by both bedridden patients and hospital staff.

While PULS was developed specifically for the healthcare sector, where the need to adjust lighting or simulate lighting conditions according to time of day (hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities), it is also suitable for offices, laboratories and clinics, where there may be a need to shift between dynamic white light and/or light from a specific colour spectrum.

Contact
Henning Solfeldt
+ 45 2720 0580
hs@plh.dk

The lamp works on the principle of combining cold and warm white diodes with coloured diodes and programming them to emit variable light throughout the day. With strong, cold white light, the user is stimulated for activity during the day, while a dim, reddish light is relaxing to the eye and suitable for use in the evening.

An orange power button at the front of the lamp acts as an eye catcher that clearly indicates where PULS switches on and off. In order for staff to adjust from ambient daylight to white examination light, another button is more discreetly located at the top of the lamp. Cables and springs are integrated in the arm of the lamp and, despite its mechanical and technical complexity, it is user and maintenance-friendly – both for patients and for hospital staff.