Bedrooms & En-Suite

The bedrooms, though not the primary location for treatment, is a service user’s home from home and place of refuge during their recovery journey. It is their place to rest in safety.

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Recommended Products For Bedrooms & En-suite (Secure Health)



Basilica tuneable white extrem robust luminaire

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

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RDL anti-ligature Recessed downlight suitable for secure accommodation

Recessed anti-ligature downlight suitable for secure accommodation, designed to fit into a 215mm cut-out.

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Tuscan anti-ligature Extremely tough specialised fitting for in-cell applications

Recessed anti-ligature luminaire suitable for surface or recessed ceiling mounting

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Anti-ligature downlight for secure healthcare providing uniform light distribution and an efficacy of up to 109 lm/W.

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Bedhead Rotating

Discrete anti-ligature fitting. Direction of light 45° downwards. Adjustable 25° rotation in either direction and tamper proof on/off switch for user convenience.

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Best Practice Advice

Aiding Restful Sleep

These spaces must deliver in a number of areas. A place for restful sleep is understandably the most important. Disrupted sleep affects our psychological state, impairing a service user’s short and long term recovery.

Creating a non-institutional feel to the space is very beneficial. It is preferable to design the bedrooms to look as close to a residential setting as possible. The type of luminaires selected and their lit effect can impact this greatly.

Colour Rendering

The lighting should create a pleasant, restful space and the light itself should provide good colour rendering to enable various tasks to be carried out.

Luminaires should not be placed directly above the bed as this will cause discomfort to the service user resting underneath.

Ensuring Safety

Luminaires with an anti-ligature design are essential as they help prevent self-harming as the aperture between the luminaire’s diffuser and body is minimised.

A high level of impact and tamper resistance also helps secure the luminaire from interference, dismantling and potential weaponising.

Bedrooms & En-Suite

Technical Support

In this type of space we recommend 150 lux average during the day dimmed to 50 lux at night. Luminaires should be specified with a soft diffused glow, supplemented by wall lights. Despite a service user requiring their own space, operational staff need to be able to control lighting within individual bedrooms from outside the room.

Service-users may need to be observed during the night and discreet lighting that does not disturb their sleep is essential. The main light should be service user controllable which staff can override from outside the room if required. A night light should be incorporated in an over bed light which can be operated inside or outside of the bedroom. Low glare night lights will ensure service user visual comfort.

In the en-suite toilet high ingress protection is required due to water presence.

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.

Antibacterial Paint

We are pleased to announce that we now supply antibacterial paint to improve our customers infection control measures further still. Our optional antibacterial powder coatings reduce the growth of harmful bacteria on a painted luminaire surface used in a secure health facility.

PDF Lighting Guide

Our 24 page lighting guide identifies typical Secure Healthcare applications, focusing on the principles of good lighting. We examine the benefits of a robust construction, with service-user safety of paramount importance, standards compliance and specific design requirements including anti-ligature luminaires for “safer” environments. To download your copy click on the button below.

Why Choose Designplan?


  • Anti-ligature designs reduces the risk of a service user self-harming.
  • Fully sealed luminaires prevent the luminaire from becoming weaponised.
  • Tamper proof fixings ensure safety and security and also prevent items from being hidden inside the fitting.

Robust Construction

  • Robust luminaires resist damage, minimising intervention.
  • High ingress protection.
  • Comprehensive warranty.
  • Proven designs and significant application experience.

Easy Maintenance

  • Low energy luminaires ensure long-life, reducing ongoing costs.
  • Removable gear trays enables easy maintenance and technology upgrades.
  • High IP ratings ensure a bright hygienic, easy to clean environment.


  • Good colour rendering enables various tasks to be carried out.
  • Service user and staff controllable for discreet night time inspection.
  • A contemporary luminaire design ensures a non-institutional feel.

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