We’ll drop the “anti” prefix to get a better idea of what the term means look at this. A ligature can be defined as an object tightly tied to another. In other words anti-ligature means to prevent such tying.
Anti-ligature devices are used to protect those who may be vulnerable. They are used in many places, including hospitals, mental healthcare centers, prisons and young offender’s institutes. Included in the package are the luminaires along with the entire interior design.
A high ligature rate can occur when there are risks of ligatures in a room. Ligature point can be anything that allows suicidal individuals to use cords, shoelaces or similar items as anchors. The most common attachment points are hooks, window frames, door frames and handles.
Three types of antiligature devices are available: those that allow the user to release the load from the device, those that have ligatures fixed and others which can be classified as weapons deterrents.
Anti-ligatures designed with load-release will come loose under extreme tension or even release themselves. If it is made of more than one piece, only one will yield under extreme strain. It is impossible to hang.
They are stronger physically, and the design of them prevents it from being a good hanging point. Many of them have curved corners with entrance points that are hard to separate, even when using homemade tools.
Weapon deterrents consist of components and parts that can’t be removed or broken to make a weapon.
Lighting is a life-saving tool.
According to estimates, the suicide rate is three times greater in prisons and psychiatric facilities than it is elsewhere. In prisons and mental institutions, the most popular method of suicide is hanging. This is the UK’s second-most popular suicide method, affecting 59% of males and 45% females. In the year 2008, there are 800,000 suicides worldwide. That is one death every forty seconds. Anti-ligature-classified products are one of the ways to prevent suicides in buildings where they are mounted.
It must satisfy certain requirements to ensure that anti-ligature lights are safe and effective in environments like these, while also preventing self harm. The luminaires must have smooth, curved surfaces. They must also have an IK10 mechanical impact rating to be able to withstand a 20-joule direct impact. You should ensure that luminaires, which are mounted to ceilings or walls with no sharp edges or any holes, are firmly fastened. A robust design prevents the luminaires being ripped apart or pried. Surfaces of luminaires facing walls should be coated with antipick mastic. Concrete silicone, and antipick adhesive.
The anti-ligature lamp is designed to provide users with the comfort they need. Using appropriate color changes to the light can help create a relaxing environment, which will reduce anxiety. This can help people to feel relaxed and more comfortable when being treated at mental health facilities. BBL, or Blue Blocking Light (BBL), as well as daylight focal areas may improve people’s sleep patterns and circadian clock. It’s especially good for their mental well-being. Patients with manic depression can benefit from light therapies.
A minimum of dimming levels is necessary when an individual who may be vulnerable is in the room. It is also possible to use presence detection and minimal settings. Maintenance alerts as well as energy-saving options ensure that lighting schemes are reliable.
Circular optics luminaires are a good option for customizing lighting to meet the needs of a facility that requires an anti-ligature product. These solutions can either be mounted in the ceiling or recessed. Smart lighting control is able to deliver the right color temperatures and light levels at all times.