5 tips when choosing lighting for a laboratory

At D-TEC, we have been in the spotlight with our LED lighting since 1989 and have innovated several solutions within hygienic lighting. Below, we list our best tips when choosing lighting for a demanding clinical environment such as a laboratory.

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5 tips when choosing lighting for your clinic equipment

In laboratories, optimal lighting is required to ensure correct sampling and analysis processes in areas within healthcare, medical development and research. Within these areas, the choice of laboratory lighting becomes crucial. But what aspects are important to consider when choosing lighting for a clinical environment? Here are our best recommendations:

Here are 5 tips when choosing laboratory lighting:

1. Choose a hygienic design

In a clinical environment such as a laboratory, the lamp design is important due to hygienic reasons, and we recommend choosing a closed construction. Thanks to the built-in high-quality LED modules in our luminaires, we have been able to seal the construction, which means that dirt and bacteria can’t get in. Check out Brite – our popular lamp for laboratories, featuring a hygienic construction in aluminium, which makes it close to maintenance-free.

2. Select optimal brightness and colour rendering

Lighting with perfect colour rendering is important to secure quality in a laboratory environment, to secure a correct analysis. Therefore, all our lamps have an optimal brightness of 3000-5000 lux and a perfect colour rendering, CRI94.

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3. Avoid glare, flickering and shadows 

To enable a better and more comfortable working environment in the laboratory with fewer mistakes being made, we have also designed our luminaires so that they don’t create any shadows, glare or flickering. The secret? Hundreds of small LED lamps that scatter the light with help from integrated micro-prisms.

4. Even out the contrast to avoid eye fatigue

Medical studies have shown that large contrasts between different light sources in a room can result in headaches, eye stress and fatigue. Therefore, we highly recommend to choose laboratory lighting that helps to even out the contrasts between different light sources, to allow your entire work area to get an even lighting.

Several of our luminaires also have an indirect upward light that creates a more pleasant environment in the room.

5. Choose a dynamic light for alert colleagues – and fewer mistakes being made

Does your laboratory staff begin to lose a bit of focus at the end of the workday? To avoid mistakes being made due to fatigue, we can recommend our dynamic laboratory lighting. This means that you can change the colour temperature, and also simulate daylight with the help of a timer. This often results in an increased ability to concentrate, a better night’s sleep and a greater overall well-being. And who wouldn’t want that? Following models have dynamic laboratory lighting: Cloud, Clair and Brite Triton.

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We are proud to still design and manufacture our range in Nossebro in western Sweden, where everything started over 30 years ago. We can assist you all the way – from planning your workplace lighting to helping you with mounting them in the ceiling. Can’t wait to experience our range? Check out our light lab at D-tec.se. There you can try different luminaire models and experiment with different luminance and colour temperature to get a sense of how our lamps would work in your laboratory.

Good luck!

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