Värnamo Hospital, Värnamo, Sweden

10th January 2023

A new lighting scheme at Sweden’s Värnamo Hospital utilises eldoLED drivers to create a more holistic and humanistic lighting scheme, helping to put patients at ease while energising staff and helping surgeons to excel in their performance.

Värnamo, one of Sweden’s largest county hospitals, serves a population of around 96,000 people. Its architecture and design are based on a humanistic approach, aiming to provide a better hospital experience. The concept and layout aim to minimise stress and hassle related to visits and transportation, offering free hotel stays, transportation, pharmacy pick-up and church services.

The exterior has been inspired by the existing buildings and their solid brick façades with vertical and horizontal slits filled with glass and aluminum. White Arkitekter, one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural practices, worked to ensure there is ample natural light wherever people spend time. Patients can experience changing light during the day, which is hugely important for wellbeing.

Värnamo Hospital offers laparoscopy, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, plastic surgery and cholecystectomy.

Health-promotion lighting solution brand Chromaviso worked closely together with eldoLED to provide ergonomic lighting for the hospital’s operating theatres. Surgeries can be stressful and terrifying for patients and by changing the lighting, the experience can be improved.

Chromaviso’s Chroma Zona Ergonomic Lighting solution and LightBlue Controller/Control Panel coupled with eldoLED’s POWERdrive 50W offers nine custom lighting options, including red and green lighting for the monitor location, special lighting for open surgery and natural light for cleaning. Chromaviso integrated lighting control via RS232 so the staff of Värnamo Hospital can control lighting from a wall-mounted touch screen.

Implementing POWERdrive LED drivers ensured flawless dimming capabilities, flicker-safe performance, and colour consistency at low light levels. The drivers’ custom square-shaped dimming curves enhanced novel spectral compositions. To the staff, these lighting changes made a vast difference. The drivers, luminaires and controls provided much-needed contrast to the monitors for longer procedures and ensured focus during critical operations—ultimately energising staff, improving the work environment and maximising the quality of the work.

Chromaviso incorporated a warm welcome lighting powered by eldoLED’s POWERdrive 50W drivers and the Chromaviso LightBlue Controller/Control Panel. This scheme calmed the patients and ensured an orderly transition for anesthesia and surgery. Calmer patients resulted in better surgery experiences and outcomes. “The better light we have, the better we can perform”, stated Mimmi Peralta, Surgeon.


Image courtesy of Chromaviso