The Clinique Notre Dame de Grâce (CNDG) is a nearly 100-year old hospital in Gosselies, near Charleroi. The hospital initiated a thorough renovation in 2014 , of which the first phase was recently completed. Reception and administrative spaces are fully renovated and fitted with LED lighting.
Before the start of the renovation the CNDG listened to its patients. "A TV for every patient, improved thermal and acoustic comfort, more colour in the hospital and adapted lighting - were frequently recurrent requests," explains Dimitri Vermeulen, project engineer at CNDG. "The lighting had to be visually attractive, and at the same time comfortable and energy-efficient. This is how we ended up with ETAP." Aesthetic, economical and comfortable Three requirements were imposed on the new lighting. First and foremost the lighting had to contribute to the new, fresh design. The LED+LENS luminaires perfectly fit into the chosen interior concept. Sustainability was another important aspect in this renovation. With a specific power of 1.45 W/m² /100 lux this requirement was also largely satisfied. Lastly, users comfort was also a prerequisite. The luminaires lenses have a patented surface structure that controls luminance and reduces the LEDs glare (UGR