I've been in a fight with my computer monitor for the past couple of days. The screen was crisp and bright looking, but after a few hours I'd start getting a headache. I had been blaming that on a lack of coffee, until I started doing some research.
Research proves that exposure to the right light - at the right time - greatly impacts health, mood and well-being.
It's been nearly two years since U.S. manufacturers stopped making conventional 40- and 60-watt incandescent lightbulbs. While you can still find a few on store shelves, the familiar incandescent bulbs are getting harder to come by.
Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.
Whether you're 25 or 75, you may have experienced the effects of aging on your eyesight -- and it tends to get worse as the years go by. Typical age-related eye pathologies -- including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy -- contribute to reduced contrast sensitivity, slow light-dark adaptation, visual field loss and diminished visual acuity and depth perception.
Over the years, my siblings and I place gripper mats, cleared away clutter and installed shower seats in my mother's bathtub in order to keep her safe.
LED lighting is a growing trend in buildings today, and for very good reason. It delivers significant energy savings compared to traditional light sources. Plus, illumination, lifespan and color qualities continue to impress.