Increase Comfort by Changing Your Home’s Lighting as You Age

Is it getting harder for your eyes to focus on the television or magazine at night? People’s eyes start to change around 45, and you may be causing your eyes to strain by not having the proper lighting in your home. The American Lighting Association (ALA) supports changing the lighting in your home to increase comfort and reading ability.

When people turn 60, there is less light that reaches the eye. Lighting studies reveal that a 60 year-old needs double the amount of light that a 30-year-old needs. Here are some ways that you can improve the lighting in your home as you age:

  • While you watch television, keep some table lamps turned on to reduce the contrast between the dark room and the bright television.
  • Have task lamps that have an adjustable head or pivoting feature that will allow you to direct light where you most need it.
  • Use dimmer switches that can be adjusted for each task.

We would love to help you find what will work the best for the lighting in your home. Visit our website to find a retailer near you that can help you establish a lighting plan.


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