Wellbeing through light

The smart LED system at Phoenix Hospital impacting moods

Philips innovations in LED lighting have shown that LED technology can be powerful influencers on the way we feel and interact with others, as this film reveals. It shows how a creative approach to lighting makes a children's hospital an unexpectedly inspiring place to be, where the smiles of children are inspired by the lighting effects all around them. 

Just as significantly, it shows that Philips engages in partnerships with businesses and individuals whose personal attachment to proposed innovations ensures their efficacy and meaning. In this case, Scott Oldner, the designer in charge of lighting the Phoenix Children Children's Hospital in Arizona had a long hospital stay when he was growing up as a boy and was determined to give today's patients a far different experience to the grim period he remembered.

The scope of the project was large. Philips was the only real choice for us because of the people, the plethora of products they provide and their customer service. Philips made it all possible. They really can make any vision come to life. The end result is absolutely magical".


Scott Oldner

Principal, Scott Oldner Lighting Design

In collaboration with Philips, which provided more than 100,000 high-performance LEDs, Scott has produced a dazzling, colour-saturated display of static and kinetic LED light fixtures that visibly delight the young patients and their visitors, distracting them from the reason they're in hospital and promoting a sense of well-being. This enchanting film captures their reactions and shows how powerful an effect smart innovation, and especially lighting, can have on human behaviour.

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high performance LED's provided by Philips. The LEDs create a colour-saturated display of static and kinetic LED light fixtures


Citation: Philips

What percentage of children under age 18 in the USA have no health insurance?

6.5%. An estimated 6.5% of children under 18 years of age are without health insurance. The percentage who are uninsured decreased from 13.9% in 1997 to 8.9% in 2005, before falling again to 6.5% in 2013. Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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