Ella Cook @ella-cook
Thursday, 24 January 2019
- 1 minute read
Whether you’ve gone for an evening out, or a job interview, or college open day, you’ll inevitably use the washroom at some point.
And it becomes a slight issue when you can’t see properly in a toilet!
Lighting is a key factor towards determining the quality of the user experience, yet it’s often forgotten.
Dingy toilets seem uninviting and often invokes a feeling of uncertainty on users as concealed areas are often prone to anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
On the other hand, well-lit washrooms improve the ambience and give the space a softer, friendlier atmosphere, especially if lighting is directed at more concealed areas. Suitable lighting also infers the washrooms are well maintained and clean, encouraging user care and respect.
Also remember the importance of adequate lighting in disabled toilets as users need to be able to see to manoeuvre safely, without injuring themselves.
Couple of other points to bear in mind are the use of emergency lighting and PIR sensors (passive infrared). An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that switches on automatically when a building experiences a power outage, sensible to install in case of emergencies. For PIR lighting, the detector sends a signal to switch on lights when a person is in the room and when the room temperature returns to its average value, another signal is sent to the light controls to turn the lights off. This is excellent in energy conservation and reducing costs.
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