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May 2012

Medical Centre Installs Solatube Daylighting Systems

Hillside Medical Centre has an enjoyable environment that nurtures patients and staff, developing wellness of the whole person, including their spirituality. The aim is to provide a high-quality, accessible service at a reasonable cost.

Solatube Daylighting Systems were installed throughout, providing improved daylighting in consultation rooms and along the hallway, giving the centre a breath of new life.

Patients and staff now benefit from improved colour temperature, with the Solatube Daylighting Systems bringing a clear, consistent light to rooms The result is more visually comfortable for users, especially important for medical examinations. With integrated Daylight Dimmers, the amount of natural light entering the consultations rooms can be reduced or controlled at the flick of a switch.

Four Solatube 290DS Daylighting Systems and four Solatube 290DS Daylighting Systems with Daylight Dimmers were installed in consultation rooms, and four Solatube 160DS Daylighting Systems were installed in thehallway.

Dr Helen Jenkins, Medical Practitioner at the Hillside Medical Centre, says, “We are very pleased with the Solatube Daylighting Systems. Patients think they are light fittings and are amazed when told it is natural light coming through.

"On sunny days, the light effects and the rainbow colours splashed around the walls down the hall are a delight and bring the sunshine inside. The hall is much brighter.

"One good feature in the consulting rooms is the dimmers (Daylight Dimmers) that give us the ability to shut the natural light out – this is sometimes required during examinations. The smallest room in the building never has the light turned on, except at night. Everyone is amazed.”

Solatube Daylighting Systems have been utilised worldwide to solve some of the toughest sustainable design challenges. Solatube is aays looking for new ways in which we can bring daylight to new and exsisting designs, with our team of Daylighting Experts assisting with consultation and installation.

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