Bryan Medical Center Partners with OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems to deliver an improved lighting experience for medical staff and patients.
Flexible lighting control solution directly impacts critical diagnostics and work flows; empowers office workers to set their own light levels.
Bryan Medical Center facilities total approximately 3 million square feet across two campuses and lighting control requirements vary within the space. A ﬂexible, reliable, forward-thinking system that could support a wide range of environments and lead Bryan Health into the future was required. Although each campus is managed separately, a user-friendly, centralized lighting control system with advanced data visualization and dashboards was essential.
The ENCELIUM® Light Management System has revolutionized what Bryan Medical Center can do with lighting. “We have been installing ENCELIUM throughout the facilities as we remodel areas or change out ﬂuorescent lights for energy-eﬃcient LED technologies,” said Mike Wiruth, Master Electrician, Bryan Medical Center. “I’m not aware of any system on the market with as much ﬂexibility as ENCELIUM. It is an amazing system. For instance, we’ve been able to empower oﬃce workers to set their own light levels in their workspace to suit their needs on a given day.” In addition to increased individual comfort, the number of routine calls made to facilities and the Help desk noticeably dropped. An occupancy sensor installed in each cube shuts oﬀ the lights when the oﬃce is not in use which according to Wiruth has been their highest energy saver.
There are a number of additional benefits Bryan Medical Center has realized with the ENCELIUM installation including improved lighting that directly impacts critical diagnostics and improved work flows. As an example, lighting control is particularly important in the special procedures room where radiology scans are reviewed. In the past, Bryan Medical Center used a hard-wired solution for this area but radiologists found controlling the light levels cumbersome. “With ENCELIUM, our radiologists and attending physicians have seen an extreme improvement in the quality of lighting and the user interface,” added Wiruth. Different task tuning levels are automatically incorporated in lighting scenes enabling highly accurate diagnosis. For convenience, lighting scenes are triggered using a foot pedal for hands-free viewing. Additionally, a lighting control Sensory Interface Module (SIM) monitors a set of contacts on an X-ray machine which automatically triggers the lights to a custom scene when the machine is in X-ray mode and then reverts to the original scene when it goes out of X-ray mode, saving staff the time and effort of manually adjusting the lights.
“With ENCELIUM, our radiologists and attending physicians have seen an extreme improvement in the quality of lighting and the user interface,”
- MIKE WIRUTH, MASTER ELECTRICIAN
The conference area at Bryan Medical Center facilities management is leveraging the flexibility that the ENCELIUM system offers. Curtain dividers can split a large conference room into smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings or when multiple meetings are taking place. Multiple scenes are pre-programmed into an ENCELIUM controller that is located ‘behind the scenes’ in a storage room. When the room is booked, the scheduler also identifies the appropriate lighting scene required, streamlining operations while saving energy.
Little things add up and having a simple switch in the right location can be a time-saver and help streamline operations. Bryan Medical Center facilities management is leveraging the ENCELIUM system network for some easy conveniences. A simple switch connected to the ENCELIUM system was installed at the nurse’s station to open the ambulance garage door. Similarly, the lights on the heliport can now be controlled from the Emergency Department, six floors below, using a basic switch connected to the ENCELIUM system.