Lemberg meets a need for state-of-the-art lighting control at Aurora Kenosha Cancer Center

Background and Goals

The Aurora Kenosha Cancer Center offers board-certified oncologists who specialize in specific types of cancer and are recognized for providing high quality medical technologies and care.

During the installation of a new lighting control system, it became apparent that electrical specifications needed to be upgraded to meet the needs of all project stakeholders. A balance needed to be met between the energy efficient automated control system and the physicians' need for manual switch controls in exam rooms and infusion areas.

Strategy

Lemberg worked hard to find a solution for the lighting control system’s functionality and efficiency and still meet the daily needs of the physicians. A qualified manufacturing representative was consulted to assemble a few different lighting control options at different price points.

After the initial consultation and assembly of options, Lemberg modeled lighting control scenarios and presented initial pricing and maintenance cost information. 

Results

In the end, the choice was a hybrid lighting control system that offered cost-effective construction and maintenance and still allowed the end user to manually control the lighting. While all main areas were controlled automatically with motion sensors, physicians and nurses were able to control the environments in exam rooms and infusion areas.

Manual lighting controls were wired into the main areas as a backup – to be turned off automatically during hours that rooms were not typically used.

Impact

Had project representatives not had the foresight to interview end users of the lighting control system, all stakeholders would not have been satisfied with the new system. The design and installation team addressed conflicting needs and provided results that offered the best user experience for the customer and a comfortable, customizable environment for visiting patients.