AKW has launched a new range of task-focused lighting which illuminates different parts of an adapted bathroom to make completing tasks easier for people with limited mobility or vision.
The lighting range is also accompanied by an ‘AKW Lighting Guide for Accessible Bathrooms’ that has been developed in conjunction with occupational therapists.
To make life easier for specifiers and installers, AKW has created a ‘Task-Focused Lighting Kit’ within the range, which contains the right type and quantity of lights to illuminate an 8ft by 6ft bathroom space.
The kit contains five narrow beam (30°) ceiling LED task lights – three for the bath/shower zone and two for the toilet and sink areas – two long lasting, bright (1764lm) LED ceiling lights for ambient lighting of the space and a visible blue pull-cord switch.
All of the products featured in the AKW ‘Task-Focused Lighting Kit’ can also be bought separately for larger bathroom installations.
In addition, the wider AKW lighting range also includes LED lights with dimming sensor and emergency functions, as well as pull cord switch, timer controlled and humidistat bathroom fans and LED bathroom light product packages.
Stuart Reynolds, head of product and marketing at AKW, said: “For those with low vision or mobility issues, the avoidance of shadows, dark areas and glare is key to safe movement around the bathroom.
“To overcome this, a mix of task-specific and overall ambient lighting is needed to ensure the bathroom is sufficiently lit.
“By adding our new lighting range to our existing vinyl flooring, tiling and timber offerings, installers and specifiers can come to AKW for even more of the components needed for a bathroom adaptation, saving time and reducing the risk of delay for an installation.”