De-Escalation Rooms

The aim of de-escalation “calming” rooms is to allow the service user to enter an area where they can de-escalate from their current emotional state. This safe place reduces the chance of physical injury to both themselves and others.

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Recommended Products For De-Escalation Rooms (Secure Health)




Contemporary and robust RGBW colour control anti-ligature bulkhead.

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RDL AL G2 RGBW (Anti-Ligature)

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

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DL86 AL RGBW LED Downlight

Anti-ligature RGBW colour control anti-ligature downlight for secure healthcare providing uniform light distribution.

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Best Practice Advice

Utilising RGBW illumination

Introducing muted colour in this environment can help provide a calming, quiet and low-stimulus space. This can be achieved using RGBW luminaires, which mix red, green, blue and white light to achieve an infinite palette of colours and intensities.

To help reduce stress levels further, a non-institutional feel to these luminaires is important and they should produce a pleasant, diffused light.

Ensuring Safety

Anti-ligature luminaires are often specified as they can help prevent self-harming. There are generally no moving or protruding parts and rounded or bevelled corners, with minimal gaps, prevent points where something can be attached.

Luminaires with a high impact resistance are required as a service user recovers from a distressed emotional state.

Technical Support

At Designplan our RGBW luminaires can utilise DALI, or wireless control methods such as Casambi which can be adapted to the needs of your secure health project.

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

Antibacterial paint is now available 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.

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