The Philips team revamped the medical ICU in the Philippines
Heart Centre with HealWell technology, a new lighting solution that
addresses the human body's natural responses to light. This state
of the art technology can simulate natural sunlight indoors,
allowing patients to maintain their biorhythm and enjoy an enhanced
sense of comfort and well-being.
The LED lighting solution
The Philippines Heart Center is the first specialty hospital in
the Philippines and one of the best heart care institutions in
Asia. When the hospital was planning for its upgrading program,
Philips presented an overhaul of the lighting system to enhance the
overall healing and working environment.
The new HealWell lighting system in the ICU wards features
pre-sets for different dynamic lighting environments and levels
required, such as ambient lighting and work lighting for
examinations. Warmer or cooler light can also be programmed to go
along with a natural rhythm of light, from sunrise to sundown.
Initial responses to the HealWell lighting have been positive.
"The hospital has been encouraged by good feedback from both
patients and their families about the new lighting, and staff have
also expressed satisfaction with the enhanced and natural lighting
which greatly improves their working environment," said Carmencita
A. Lingan, Department Manager of Special Areas at the Center.