Specialist High Risk Lighting

LYA is a Ministry of Justice approved leading UK manufacturer of anti-ligature, impact resistant and vandal-proof lights for the custodial, mental healthcare and high-risk sectors.

Public and private sector institutions have trusted us to deliver the highest quality luminaire products, lighting systems, retrofit lighting and bespoke lighting products since 1997 …

Product Design and Development, Daro Manufacturing Services
Custodial Lighting Services, Light Years Ahead


As a leading specialist designer and manufacturer of fully compliant Ministry of Justice custodial lighting we understand the exacting needs of your demanding environment. We work with you to ensure that your lighting does not contribute to abuse or self-harm and that they can’t be used …

Mental Healthcare

We understand that creating a therapeutic environment that is pleasant, feels safe but not institutional has an important effect on service users and staff. LYA mental healthcare lighting is installed in hospitals, healthcare and secure healthcare facilities nationally across the UK. Meeting exacting national safety requirements …

Mental Healthcare Lighting Services
High Risk Lighting Services

High Risk

Day in day out, the LYA team works with clients concerned with low, medium and high risk secure services, and specialises in the provision of lighting for these conditions – it’s what we do. The Care Quality Commission states that 75% of people who take their own lives while on a psychiatric ward do so by hanging or strangulation. A ligature point is anything that …

Our Products

All of LYA’s products have been developed and manufactured to meet or exceed all official standards in their respective fields and to minimise whole life costs.

Mental Healthcare Lighting Services

News / Vacancies

14 Jul: New Appointment

Lee McCarthy is pleased to announce that Jennifer Carter has joined Light Years Ahead, part of Daro Specialist Lighting, as…

28 Apr: New Appointment

Chris graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences. He brings with him valuable experience in commercial and architectural lighting…

Our Accreditations

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