Lighting in ancillary areas is designed to facilitate quick and accurate work safely, by creating a good visual environment.
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Best Practice Advice
Task Specific Spaces
Ancillary areas in custodial settings include plant rooms, workshops, visitor spaces, healthcare and canteens. Where prisoners are present the luminaires are still required to have high vandal resistance and ingress protection. Whilst also illuminating the space to the level suitable for the task being undertaken.
In indoor recreational areas, such as sports halls, a luminaire that can withstand a high level of impact is required. Although not for the same reasons as other custodial areas.
For example, the lighting could be a target for footballs.
Ancillary area lighting should require very little maintenance, due to access issues. For example, the lighting solution specified for indoor recreational areas will often include high bay luminaires installed several metres off the ground.
Section 19 of the Estates Directorate technical standard STD/E/SPEC/018 sets out a range of standards custodial. Prison education blocks are flexible spaces so we recommend 500 lux at desk height as recommended by CIBSE LG5 and BS EN12464-1:2011. Vertical illuminance should also be considered.
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An important factor for cell lighting is the lighting control strategy. Lighting designers and consultants will need to meet specific standards and operational requirements whilst reducing energy use where practical. 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 custodial applications, focusing on the principles of good lighting. We examine the benefits of robust construction, standards compliance and specific design requirements including anti-ligature luminaires for “safer” cell applications. To download your copy click on the button below.