Healthcare Blog

Circadian Stimulus Calculator

Circadian Stimulus Calculator Now that Symmetry is available with a fully tunable color spectrum, I thought I’d share an amazing new tool to help you with your circadian lighting needs. No, it’s not a good night’s sleep, but it might just help you get there. The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute released a […]

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Circadian Stimulus Calculator

Circadian Stimulus Calculator Now that Symmetry is available with a fully tunable color spectrum, I thought I’d share an amazing new tool to help you with your circadian lighting needs. No, it’s not a good night’s sleep, but it might just help you get there. The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute released a […]

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The Latest in Tunable Lighting

The Latest in Tunable Lighting I get asked about what is trending in healthcare almost every week. And every week I respond, tunable lighting! What is it? How does it work and how do you control it? How does it affect a person’s circadian rhythm? What research or case studies are out there? The basic […]

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Art Therapy – Where Light and Art Collide into Healing

Moon Drops© – Priscillas Garden© – Morning Melody© – Summer of Sundays© Art Therapy  Where Light and Art Collide into Healing Vara Kamin’s Impressions of Light® Images offered for our Airfoil, Merlin, Omnience and Serenity products provide a powerful visual element to counterbalance highly technical and stressful hospital and healthcare environments for patients, family and staff. […]

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That’s interesting, how can I learn more?

“That’s interesting, how can I learn more?” Time and time again I get asked for more information on how to learn and where to find healthcare lighting resources and information on the latest technology and trends. Whether it’s sources, controls, tunable light, biophilia or just more information in general about how the body reacts to […]

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2016 Hospital Construction Survey Breakdown

  2016 Hospital Construction Survey Breakdown  The latest results from the Healthcare Construction Survey from Health Facilities Management is out and we’re excited to share the latest and greatest results and trends.     Here are some of the highlights: Experience matters Providing an excellent patient experience is more closely tied to reimbursement than ever […]

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution   As this year comes to an end, we all tend to look back and think how far we’ve come and of course about where we’re going next. At Visa Lighting, we would like to keep being a valuable healthcare resource for you, your customers and clients. We plan to continue our […]

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Thoughts from the 2015 PCD summit

Thoughts from the 2015 PCD summit Last week I got to experience the Patient Centered Design Summit in Charleston, SC. Visa lighting was one of the many manufacturers who were able to donate fixtures to be installed in the pediatric oncology model for the Summit. Here clinicians, designers, families and patients all got to share […]

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NICU simulation lab and lighting – part 3

NICU simulation lab and lighting – part 3  – Lauren Roberts In our last post we focused on how light glare and artwork can make a big difference when designing healthcare environments. In Part 3 of our NICU Stimulation Lab series, we will go over how examination and task lighting, as well as cleanability Examination […]

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NICU simulation lab and lighting – part 2

NICU Simulation Lab and Lighting Part 2 Findings from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Simulation Lab created by the Institute for Patient Centered Design In Part 1 of our NICU Simulation Lab and Lighting series, we talked about the importance of Natural Cycled Lighting and Kangaroo Care for neonates. In this post, we will focus […]

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Patient-centered design can help comfort families

Patient-centered design can help comfort families Last year, the Institute for Patient-Centered Design announced a competition geared toward creating innovative architectural designs for hospitals. The designs would not only cater to the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families, but also support beautiful healing spaces within the healthcare system itself. With an inspiring story […]

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NICU simulation lab and lighting – part 1

Findings from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Simulation Lab created by the Institute for Patient Centered Design This year, Visa Lighting among other manufacturers and the Institute for Patient Centered Design sponsored the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Simulation Lab. The full-scale NICU patient room and waiting area was built to demonstrate best practices in NICU […]

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Revealing the brain through light and sound

Revealing the Brain through Light and Sound Photoacoustic imaging sounds like science fiction.  It is a way to combine the speed and precision of light with the penetrating ability of sound to produce faster, sharper and more penetrating images of the brain than current technology such as MRI or PET scans. The developer is  Lihong […]

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Different cultures, same lighting

Different cultures, same lighting As a former designer specializing in healthcare and now working with healthcare professionals around the world on all sides of the spectrum one thing remains the same. Healthcare lighting is not just important in the United States it is universally important around the globe. Last week Cindy Vera, the VP of […]

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Patient-Centered Design

Simulating The NICU Experience The Institute for Patient-Centered Design, a nonprofit organization established to give patients and families a voice in healthcare facility design, presented its second annual Patient Experience Simulation Lab (PESL) at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was selected as the subject of the 2013 PESL, in […]

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Design Connections event

Design Connections Event We saw some familiar faces and met new friends at Design Connections.  The event brings together designers and manufacturers who are passionate about healthcare design for two days of conversation about how the built environment can promote healing. The designers were especially receptive to the idea of using light to help support […]

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