In showers and en-suite areas high ingress protection is required due to water presence. Vandal resistance is also needed as less supervision occurs in these areas.

Recommended Products

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Recommended products for showers



Abrams AL anti-ligature luminaire

Robust vandal resistant fitting for non-cell prison applications and suitable for wall or ceiling mounting.

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Basilica extreme robust luminaire

Contemporary and robust bulkhead with an efficacy of 115 luminaire lm/W and no ligature points to help prevent self harming.

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DL86 SC Anti-Ligature luminaire

Anti-ligature, vandal resistant downlight for use in ‘safer cell’ environments. A translucent GRP diffuser maintains product strength and is able to withstand an impact of 250 joules of energy (IK20).

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Best Practice Advice

Specific Lighting Requirements

Lighting should be sufficient to aid safe access and promote feelings of cleanliness whilst also enabling easy cleaning. Moisture is likely to be ever-present, so luminaires with high IP ratings are a must. In addition, the lighting should help highlight any potential slip hazards.

To prevent heavy shadowing, each cubicle should have a proportion of direct light. If not a individual luminaire per cubicle will be required. Luminaires that are particularly robust, easy to clean and with long service lives will help minimise any down time for maintenance.


Technical Support

Shower lighting must adhere to IEE Wiring Regulations, BS 7671: 2018, ‘zones’ that are deemed to be at risk from water ingress and indicates what type of electrical appliance can be installed. Luminaires above a shower must be at least IPX4. However, we recommend a light fitting to be IP65 or IP66 rated.

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

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