Open Technology’s lighting control system helps patients at Torbay Hospital

Intelligent lighting control system now fully operational

LiGO, the intelligent lighting control system

Patients and hospital staff in South Devon are benefitting from the latest installation of Open Technology’s smart lighting control system.

The intelligent lighting control system, LiGO, is now fully operational at Torbay Hospital’s new 14-bed intensive care unit, which opened last month.

The lighting control system also makes the work of hospital staff easier.

Lighting in all areas of the ward, including bed bays, offices and corridors, can be controlled locally and configured to the clinicians’ needs.

The system is controlled by easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces located in each of the two nursing stations in the unit.

The LiGO lighting control system was easily integrated with the hospital’s Trend building management system (BMS), which was installed by Colton Controls.

Overall system design was carried out by Hoare Lea in Plymouth and installation was completed by Totus Engineering.

Open Technology managing director, Chris Bedford, said: “LiGO’s ease of programming ensured the system was integrated within a day, before the unit was completed, and after the staff had an all-important opportunity to see how the specified operations worked for them.

“As always, minor but important changes were required, and LiGO was able to achieve these in real-time. In fact in the time it took the commissioning team to have a well-deserved coffee break, the changes were implemented and demonstrated to the team’s satisfaction.”

The system has been installed at Torbay Hospital

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