Corridors & Circulation Spaces

Corridors form the backbone of a secure health facility, linking residential and treatment spaces for both people and services.

These circulation spaces ensure effective movement from one location to another and act as a means of orientation. The lighting must factor in the requirements of everyone using these functional, yet crucial, spaces.

Recommended Products

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Recommended Products For Corridor Spaces (Secure Health)



Parkalux Angled Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting

Hard wearing angled vandal resistant linear fitting, suitable for wall and cornice mounting.

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RDL G2 vandal resistant luminaire

Ceiling recessed round fitting suitable for interior applications. Front access option available.

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Basilica tuneable white extrem 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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Simple to install recessed 600mm x 600mm anti-ligature luminaire. Security fixings recessed on side of front frame for a clean aesthetic whilst still allowing maintenance after anti-pick mastic has been applied.

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Stromma vandal resistant luminaire

Robust vandal and weather-resistant IP65 rated modular lighting system offering continuous linear illumination.

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Best Practice Advice

A Sense Of Safety And Security

Light offers a sense of safety and security by optimising our spatial awareness. Corridors can be a confined space, requiring lighting that does not produce glare or shine into adjacent rooms.

At night time, or during periods of rest, non-clinical areas leading off a corridor benefit when light levels are set to provide low ambient illumination.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient LED lighting can incorporate a variety of dimming and occupancy sensor options to ensure that luminaires are only at full output when actually required.

To maintain a bright hygienic environment, luminaires require high ingress protection measures to ensure easy cleaning. Lighting should also be robustly constructed and require little in the way of maintenance.

Emergency Lighting

In an emergency situation, corridors can often double as the exit route to a place of safety.

Function and duration tests of emergency luminaires have to be conducted regularly and the results recorded. Automated test systems can help you meet your legal obligations see the technical support section for more information.

Luminaires installed within corridors in Secure Health-care units.

Technical Support

Levels of illumination in a corridor can vary depending on the time of day. BS EN12464-1 recommends 200 lux for multi-purpose corridors during the day and CIBSE LG2 suggests 5 lux on the floor at night for corridors leading on to bedrooms.

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 example, we offer a DALI emergency lighting test system called DesignPath that automatically carries out routine testing, records results and reports faults.

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?


  • Automated or self test emergency lighting test systems designed to ensure BS5266-1 compliance.
  • Tamper proof fixings.

Robust Construction

  • Metal bodies and specially designed diffusers provide impact resistance.
  • Works with a number of different power sources (emergency lighting).
  • Highly resistant to unauthorised tampering.

Easy Maintenance

  • High ingress protection ensures luminaires are easy to clean.
  • Removable gear trays enables easy maintenance and technology upgrades.
  • Low energy luminaires ensure long-life, reducing ongoing costs.


  • “Low glare” ensures no user discomfort when moving through corridor zones.
  • A contemporary luminaire design ensures a non-institutional feel.
  • Integrated lighting controls improve functionality and reduce costs.

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