5 Tips for Smart Active Adult Living
Lighting plays a very important role in creating a safe and healthy environment for active adults. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), a 60-year old needs twice as much light as a 30-year old to perform the same seeing task with equal speed and accuracy. Therefore, choosing home lighting must be done intentionally with a few things in mind. Here are 5 tips for creating a smart active adult living space:
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Install dimmers to fixtures across the home to adjust lighting as needed, with controls located in easily accessed areas of the home.
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Use LED fixtures to save on overall cost and maintenance. LED lighting provides numerous benefits, including long life, instant on performance and lack of infrared or ultraviolet emissions. For more information, view our LED Catalog here.[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″]
Incorporate layers of light to brighten a room using multiple sources. Consider combining decorative fixtures with wall sconces, recessed and undercabinet lighting for a layered effect.[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″]
Avoid shadows and dark spots in spaces of the home that are often overlooked, such as hallways, countertops and corners. Layered lighting can help to fill in these spots effectively.[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″]
Conceal bulbs from view to avoid glare around the home. Glass or linen shades allow for brightness while acting as a filter for lights.