Social Housing (Communal & Interior)

Well-designed lighting in internal entrances, circulation spaces and the corridors leading to dwellings must be warm and welcoming and should have good uniformity to ensure a bright, attractive environment within Social Housing areas.

Recommended Products

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Recommended Products For Social Housing (Communal & Interior)



Torino G2 vandal resistant luminaire

Wall or ceiling mounted luminaire, particularly suited for social housing.

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DL86 vandal resistant luminaire

Architectural downlight for interior applications.

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RDL G2 vandal resistant luminaire

Ceiling recessed round fitting suitable for interior applications.

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Quadevo vandal resistant luminaire

Contemporary, robust bulkhead fitting with uniform light distribution and efficacy of up to 105 luminaire lumens per circuit watt.

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Linilux General purpose robust linear luminaire, with high efficacy

General purpose robust linear luminaire, with efficacy of up to 145lm/W

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Quadring Round vandal and weather resistant bulkhead fitting for wall or ceiling mounting

Round vandal and weather resistant bulkhead fitting for wall or ceiling mounting.

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Quadrant vandal resistant luminaire

Vandal and weather resistant bulkhead fitting for wall or ceiling mounting.

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Best Practice Advice

Lighting Designs

Carefully designed lighting provides a positive first impression and goes a long way towards guaranteeing equal access for all, regardless of mobility, disability or sensory impairment.

Lighting should provide enough
illumination to ensure a safe and secure environment, allowing easy movement around the building, whilst being robust enough to withstand vandalism where necessary.

Emergency Lighting

Social housing providers also have
to adhere to very strict emergency
lighting regulations. They not only
require emergency lighting to be
functional at all times, but also
necessitate monthly and yearly
functional and duration tests on all
emergency luminaires.

Carbon Footprint

For social housing providers, reducing the energy load is vitally important to lower electricity usage and reduce the building’s overall carbon footprint.

The use of LED luminaires combined
with lighting controls can offer
substantial savings, particularly
in communal areas where the
occupancy levels are low.

Luminaires installed within communal social housing area.

Technical Support

There are many guides, directives and standards relating to emergency lighting including BS EN60598-2-22 for emergency luminaires, The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations, and BS5266 Part 1:2016, Code of Practice for the Emergency Lighting of Premises.

BS EN 62034 and BS EN 50172 relate directly to your legal requirement to ensure your emergency lighting systems are routinely inspected, tested and the test results recorded. We can provide professional guidance on how you can meet your emergency lighting obligations.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 020 8254 2022 or e-mail

Lighting Controls

Using a lighting control system can improve the quality of illumination as well as reduce energy consumption. Control systems allow the use of light in the required place, at the right time and in the optimum quantity. At Designplan we can provide control solutions for traditional switched applications and standalone luminaire operation, through to full networked systems utilising the DALI protocol.

PDF Lighting Guide

Our 24 page lighting guide identifies typical community and public applications, focusing on the principles of good lighting. We examine the benefits of robust construction and lighting controls to reduce your cost of ownership and carbon footprint. To download your copy click on the button below.

Why Choose Designplan?

Cost of ownership

  • Competitive initial purchase price.
  • Low energy luminaires reduce ongoing costs.
  • Short lead times.
  • Removable gear trays make technology upgrades affordable.
  • Comprehensive warranty.


  • Tailored to operational needs.
  • Creates welcoming environment.
  • Reduces energy consumption.
  • Helps you meet your regulatory obligations.
  • Provide reports as required.


  • Vandal resistant metal bodies and specialist diffusers.
  • Tamper proof fixings.
  • Removable gear trays enables quick and easy maintenance.
  • Proven design and “fit for purpose” application experience.

Carbon Footprint

  • Highly efficient luminaires, low energy consumption.
  • Multiple mounting options to only put light where it is needed.
  • Fully controllable luminaires.

Community & Public Projects

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