Technical Note: Sensory Friendly LED Lighting for Healthcare Environments

Alexia Gkika, Jean Hewitt, Jill Corbyn, Ann Memmott, Gemma Williams, Jane Cannon

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Responding to the climate emergency and crisis, the report ‘Delivering a Net Zero National Health Service’ for NHS England (NHSE) published in October 2020 delivers a clear commitment towards improving NHSE’s carbon footprint and reducing the environmental impact of the services. As part of this combined effort, one of the targeted early steps to decarbonise is by upgrading the lighting to LED technology expanding across the entire NHSE and improving patient comfort, whilst
providing operational cost and carbon savings over the coming three decades.

NDTi’s autism team collaborated with Buro Happold’s Inclusive Design and Lighting Teams, and the Assistive Technology team within the CAMHS Mental Health taskforce to develop guidance for sensory friendly LED lighting. It is technical and detailed, and is intended for architects, building developers, and estates managements teams.
Original languageEnglish
TypeTechnical Report
Media of outputdigital report
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2021


  • Lighting
  • LED
  • Healthcare
  • autism
  • neurodivergence
  • Built environment
  • Net energy


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