Behavioral Health

In healthcare environments, patient safety is paramount. Ligature-resistant fixtures keep all patients safe from self-harm.

Kirlin Behavioral Health Lighting Solutions

For decades, Kirlin Lighting has been leading the industry in behavioral health lighting solutions, providing safe accommodation for any patient in an unstable condition. By developing quality luminaires, low glare designs, a residential feel, and ligature-resistant construction, we have met hospitals’ growing needs for maximum patient safety. We take pride in our innovative approach to behavioral lighting, while maintaining the aesthetics of a comfortable home environment.

New From Kirlin: Hitsville Task Light

In mental health facilities, patients often report feeling a lack of control over what happens to them and their environment. The Hitsville task light from Kirlin puts the patient or resident back in control of at least one small element of their experience: task lighting at night.

Securely recessed in the wall, Hitsville is available with a rectangular or rounded ligature-resistant faceplate, and IK10-rated construction.

The defining feature, however, is a touch-enabled dimming switch directly on the fixture, which allows the patient to set their preferred dimming level, or vary it throughout the day.

Behavioral Health Best Practices

Looking for more detail on what products and features to consider in Behavioral Health settings? Take a look at this “Best Practices” webinar recording, featuring the Kirlin team.

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Behavioral Health FAQ

  • Are all vandal resistant products safe for behavioral health?

    No. While Kirlin’s vandal resistant products are built to withstand force and tampering, we recommend using ligature resistant fixtures in behavioral health settings. Ligature-resistant fixtures carry all the benefits of vandal-resistant fixtures, but on top of that they are designed to resist any looping, wedging, or tying of strings, sheets, or laces (ligatures) to prevent patients doing harm to themselves.
  • Do you offer ligature resistant shower lights?

    Yes! Kirlin offers one of the only dead-front anti-ligature shower lights on the market, MRV-07715.
  • Do behavioral health products have special lens attributes?

    Yes. All Kirlin’s behavioral products have 0.22″ thick clear polycarbonate lenses on the environment side, and high strength optical control lenses above, for nearly 0.5″ of barrier between the light fixture and the room below. Many of our products are also rated to the IK10-standard, meaning they can withstand 20 joules of force without breaking.
  • Does Kirlin offer amber night-lighting for behavioral health settings?

    Yes! All of our nightlights are available with amber or red/amber gel filters, and Hitsville nightlight (MTT-03NLT) is available with static-wavelength LEDs at 590nm or 617nm. Also our nighttime observation light (MRV-06864) is available in yellow/orange and red/orange to support patient sleep while enabling staff members to see clearly.