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Akw Luda 8.5kw Electric Shower

Manufactured by AKW

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Electric shower. Choice of colour available.


  • height adjustable shower head, soap dish and shelf
  • tapered base designed to give more space in a shower enclosure for a seated user
  • 1 metre long riser rail designed as a fluted grab rail
  • non return valve
  • high, medium and low flow setting
  • audible bleeps and illumination to indicate shower on/off or when temperature or flow settings are changed
  • tactile buttons with plus and minus symbols


  • Luda Twist with a lever at the base of the riser rail to twist the shower head angle

Product dimensions

BEAB Care approved Yes
RNIB accreditation Yes

Manufacturer's contact details

Independence House
Pointon Way
Droitwich Spa
(0800) 061 2059

Manufacturer's description

AKW Luda Electric Care Shower
The Luda is an IP45 rated water proof shower unit which allows for worry free showering even if water splashes onto the unit & carries a comprehensive BEAB Care approval. The shape of the shower is tapered at the base to give more space in the enclosure for a seated user. You can choose a AKW Luda Twist with a lever at the base of the riser rail to twist the shower head angle (AKW Luda Twist available from April 2011) A non return valve means that no retainer is required giving the carer full use of the extra long shower hose. A height adjustable shower head, soap dish & shelf allow the height to be easily adjusted for seated or standing users. A 1 metre long riser rail which doubles as a grab rail accommodates users of all heights whether standing or seated. The riser rail is in fact our fluted grab rail; so you do not need to clutter your shower with additional grab rails as the riser rail discreetly provides the extra support. The flow rate has three variable settings (high / med / low) to save water. The Luda has a height adjustable soap dish & a shelf & a hook for shower gel or face cloth, to keep showering products accessible without creating tripping hazards. The Luda has audio beeps & LED illumination to let the user know when the power is on or off & when temperature & water flow settings are changed The Luda has received RNIB accreditation & has tactile buttons with plus & minus symbols for easy use.

Help and advice

Consider if this shower will be used by more than one household member and their ability to see and operate the controls independently. The position and height of the shower unit can also affect this.

If you are planning to install one of these units as an overbath shower it is worth considering whether this is the best option in the longer term. It may be that an alternative type of shower or bath is required which may also make it easier for a carer. Benefits of fitting an overbath shower are that it can be fitted promptly, can usually be used in combination with different types of bathing equipment and does not involve a lot of structural changes to a property.

The BEAB Approved Mark is an electrical safety mark that demonstrates that independent specialists have evaluated the electrical safety of a product to the highest European and International standards. The BEAB CARE Mark extends this for certain products within the care industry such as electric showers. Showers with this mark have passed the appropriate electrical safety standard AND provide stable outlet water temperatures under normal supply variations. They should protect from scalding under rapid and abnormal water supply variations, without adjustment by the user. You can search for products that have the BEAB CARE mark on the ASTA and BEAB Marks directory web page (select BEAB CARE under the 'Approval Mark' drop down selection box) www.astabeab.com/buyers-by-criteria.asp

When considering showering equipment an individual assessment with an occupational therapist may be appropriate, your safety in your bathroom is very important. There may be individual factors which determine which showering equipment best suits your needs, the information on this site is not a substitute for individual assessment.

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From £280  Inc. VAT (?) Last checked: 06 January 2015
Screwfix Direct Ltd
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Show room
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Head office
Trade House
Mead Avenue
Houndstone Business Park Yeovil
BA22 8RT

Supplier details last checked:
06 January 2015

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Screwfix Direct Ltd 's name for this product is Akw Luda 8.5kw Electric Shower Their product code is: 17848
From £328  Inc. VAT (?) Last checked: 05 July 2014
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Head office
Pioneer Bathrooms Ltd
9 Dennis Lane
United Kingdom

Supplier details last checked:
05 July 2014

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HeatandPlumb.com 's name for this product is Akw Luda 10kw Electric Care Shower Their product code is: AKW23180WH

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