Light – a tool for wellbeing
The Municipality of Billund in Denmark asked LIGHTCARE to create a state-of-the-art sensory therapy room for people experiencing or recovering from mental illness. The idea included the use of light, darkness and images to adjust patients’ hormone production around stress, happiness and sleep. With a room lighting level in excess of 10 000 lux, choosing the right screen would be critical.
Why a dnp LaserPanel?
Claus Søgaard, CEO of LIGHTCARE, explains why a 100” dnp LaserPanel solution was selected as the best and most cost-effective solution: “The space-saving all-in-one LaserPanel’s outstanding feature is the way its micro-optical structure rejects the ambient light. The excellent black gives a high-contrast image that is ideal for this brightly lit setting.”
Responsive technology is important in this application. The dnp LaserPanel projector starts up and shuts down in less than ten seconds. Claus continues, “Moreover, long-lasting laser technology saves on running and maintenance costs compared with traditional lamps.”
More effective treatment
The combination of lighting and evocative, realistic images creates better treatment options in a safe, warm environment. Patients and relatives can relive past experiences together, for example. Or staff can help patients through procedures (e.g. personal hygiene) that might otherwise lead to frustration.
Both the Municipality and LIGHTCARE are delighted with the results. “State-of-the-art, yes,” comments Claus, “But still affordable, because the LaserPanel’s impressive 100” image comes in at only a fraction of the cost of an LCD flat-screen alternative.”
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