Tagdækkervej is part of the ‘Special area Brain Injury’, which is one of the social area’s eight special areas in the central Jutland region. Tagdækkervej offers day care (activity and social services), 24-hour services (housing support) and rehabilitation. A rehabilitation course typically lasts three to six months. After this, the patients move into their own home, possibly with support, or they move in 24-hour services under municipal or regional auspices.
The first thoughts about the expansion of Tagdækkervej came in the wake of the formation of the regions’ stricter requirements for e.g. 24-hour rehabilitation. In 2017, there was great support from the municipalities, which resulted in the projects being launched with the right parties.
The main purpose of the construction was to create better facilitators especially in relation to rehabilitation. Therefore, the building itself is built on the basic idea of healing architecture, as the physical framework is important for patients’ healing process. The building’s special characteristics and colors make it easier for residents to find their way around the 1,599 m2 building. Lighting plays a crucial role in this construction and especially when building from healing architecture. The construction focuses on quality, which is reflected in the total construction cost, which is estimated at DKK 41 million. kr.
Lumega became involved in the project at an early stage and has worked closely with Casa Arkitekter, WSP and Region Midtjylland. The lighting interacts with the decor, helping to create a better atmosphere for the residents. It is clear that daylight has a great impact on the healing process, therefore Lumega has provided light sources that can imitate the properties of daylight and thereby support the residents’ rehabilitation.
The lighting consists of the latest LED technology, which can vary from extra warm light 1800K and up to extra cold light 6500K. In combination with a good color rendering, this varying Kelvin scale helps to complement a successful rehabilitation.
DALI V2 DT8 lighting control
Lumega supplied both the round mounting lamp NS40 with pleasant backlight effect, as well as NS11 recessed LED downlights with a high lm / W and diffused pleasant light. In the bathrooms, the NS50 was chosen as a mirror luminaire together with a few other special lighting concepts. In order to control the lighting, Lumega, in close collaboration with Bravida, provided the right drivers so that the communication between the software programming and the driver could control the circadian lighting.
About circadian lighting
The concept circadian rhythm lighting has existed for many years. In the beginning, fluorescent tubes were used to imitate and adjust the light according to the 24 hours of the day. Later, when LED lighting took over, the technology of this light source took over the circadian lighting, as the properties of this type of light source could ensure a much more accurate circadian rhythm than the properties of the fluorescent tube. Therefore, it did not take long before the LED light source became the preferred choice, regarding the best circadian lighting. The rapid development of LED technology means that today one can largely produce lighting that represents the entire Kelvin scale. Precisely for this reason, we have the opportunity to reconstruct the circadian rhythm light via the Kelvin scale. Lumega provided lighting that ranged between 1500K – 10,000K (kelvin) and with good color rendering. The lighting was tailored to the special needs of the residents and each individual scenario was supported with carefully selected lighting.
Office lighting and the general lighting for the employees on Tagdækkervej ranged between 2700K – 6500K, all depending on the work tasks and space in question. In general, the choice of the right lighting requires thorough thought, both because the lighting system must be able to support the choice of light sources and meet the European lighting standard – most importantly, the lighting must support the activity of the specific room / area.
Lumega has in-depth knowledge and experience in circadian rhythm lighting, we understand the complexity of light and therefore manage to create lighting that both meets the standards and follows and supports the daily rhythm.