Make no mistake about it, when you visit a hospital, you can easily be forgiven for thinking that you are visiting some sort of indoor medical care facility. After all, this is the way most hospitals are set up.
However, due to the constant possibility of some sort of natural or man-made catastrophe, more and more hospitals are looking to set up an extension unit based in the outdoors.
For example, if something happens, for whatever reason, to the main hospital building, a hospital can continue to go on with its business by setting up outdoor hospital units. Also, if the main building goes up in flames or gets rocked by a nasty earthquake, the main structure might collapse but the mobile or improvisational hospital will still go up to provide the kind of medical service its surrounding community has grown to depend on. This is the bottom line. It’s all about mobile care.
This is actually quite easy. There are all sorts of mobile clinic technologies currently available. There are also trained doctors that can work in almost any condition, whether they’re indoors or outdoors.
It doesn’t really matter what kind of infrastructure they’re working with, they can and will do the job. Sounds good so far, right?
Well, here’s the problem. You’re going to have to get proper lighting for outdoor operations.
Now, a lot of people would automatically think that if a hospital sets out outdoor operations that the natural sunlight will pretty much take care of any lighting needs.
This assumes too much because you have to remember, emergencies do happen around the clock.
What would happen when somebody gets sick or somebody gets in an accident and needs to be taken care of in an outdoor medical setting and the sun has already set?
You have to remember that, often times, in many parts of the United States, there is no sunlight for at least 12 hours. So what are you going to do in that situation?
This is why the best hospital systems plan ahead. They understand their needs, and a lot of them have either looked into or have implemented the installation of the best outdoor solar lights.
The great thing about solar lights is that they don’t only work when there is sun out. Actually, when there is sun, they are dormant. They are taking in energy, and then when the sun sets, that’s when they kick into action.
So do yourself a big favor, if you are in any way, shape or form connected to some sort of hospital system, insist that they put together a plan for external assistance as well as looking into the best outdoor solar lights for such a system.