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Visa Lighting introduced six new models to their growing behavioral health collection. Visa Lighting has recently become known in the industry for its luminaires designed for behavioral health facilities, which require fixtures to be both safe and therapeutic in design.
Visa Lighting’s “Symmetry” family has been on the market since 2016, with 23” and 45” diameter models designed specifically for patient overbed, general use, and tunability. Symmetry’s round, recessed ceiling luminaires feature a patented concave dome in the center of the lens that creates a beautiful ambient glow.
This simple form factor allows lighting designers to use organic shapes and draw the eye to particular areas—without focusing on the luminaire itself. Because they treat patients whose symptoms may include aggression or suicidal ideation, behavioral health facilities require a higher level of environmental safety precautions. Luminaires in patient areas must be tamper-resistant, ligature-resistant, and impact-resistant so that they do not pose a threat when damaged or combined with other objects.
Visa Lighting’s new Symmetry models are tested to IK10+ standards, which means they can withstand over 100 joules of mechanical impact. They are constructed with an additional 3/16” polycarbonate lens, which is fastened behind the minimal frame with tamper-resistant screws. Each model can be installed flush to the drywall/sheetrock ceiling,