There are several ways that operators are driving down costs, but one avenue they're taking is to replace aging components with new technologies. And one simple and effective change is swapping out old light bulbs.
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.