Karen Kemmerer
701 W. Market Street
Perkasie, PA18944
Phone: 215-453-7653 x1125
Office: 215-453-7653
Cell: 267-446-7748
Fax: 267-354-6831
email: kkemmerer@remax440.com
RE/MAX 440
Karen Kemmerer

< Back to Perkasie PA Real Estate News

Four Tips for Optimal Lighting at Home

December 10, 2014 4:21 am

With each passing year, everyone requires more light to see properly. In a Catch-22 scenario, the amount of light required to sustain visual performance increases with age, and, over time, human eyes become more sensitive to glare – with more light often leading to increased glare, how can homeowners ensure they’re getting adequate lighting at home?

The American Lighting Association (ALA) encourages homeowners to consider user age as a factor when designing a lighting concept at home. A few simple lighting adjustments that will benefit aging eyes include:
  • Turning on one or two table lamps while watching television to reduce the contrast between the bright screen and surrounding darkness
  • Using a torchiere for uplighting along with downward illumination for versatility
  • Installing a fixture with a separate, pivoting task light attached, or one with a glass bowl at the top to shine light downward
  • Exposing yourself to bright light, such as daylight, early in the morning and sleep in a dark room at night
“As people get older, it isn’t just the amount of light – it is also when it is applied that is key to regulating things such as circadian rhythm and REM sleep cycles,” says Terry McGowan, Director of Engineering for the ALA.

Source: ALA

Published with permission from RISMedia.

Add a comment