Light exposure during sleep linked to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure in seniors
Jun 24, 2022
Older men and women who are exposed to any amount of light while sleeping are more likely to have these chronic conditions than their peers who sleep in total darkness, investigators have found.
Transforming eldercare through therapeutic light
May 26, 2021
Elders in skilled nursing facilities spend most of their time indoors. However, the need for healthy light increases with age as the pupil gets smaller and the eye’s lens thickens, requiring even more...
‘Tuned’ lighting cuts nighttime sleep disturbances in half: study
Oct 07, 2020
Residents slept better after a Sacramento, CA, nursing home installed programmable LED lighting fixtures and set them to mimic natural light fluctuations, say long-term care researchers from Brown University.
Better facility lighting can help prevent medication errors
Feb 17, 2020
Nurses with nearsightedness or the visual changes of aging were less likely to misread medication labels under optimized lighting conditions.
New facility lighting products regulate blue light and sleep/wake quality
Dec 02, 2019
A new lighting system allows facility operators to customize blue light exposure to promote better sleep and wakefulness.
Looking forward: These simple steps can help your vision-impaired residents
Oct 01, 2019
These tips, such as how to improve visual contrast in living spaces, can help vision-impaired residents remain safe and self-reliant.
Time to turn off the TV? Nighttime exposure to artificial light tied to obesity in women
Jun 10, 2019
Older women who leave the television and other lights on while asleep have a higher likelihood of becoming obese, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Being mindful of light bulbs in your community can produce noticeable savings
Mar 12, 2018
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...
Why so blue?
Feb 28, 2017
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 the light track to improved design for healthcare
Jan 30, 2017
Research proves that exposure to the right light – at the right time – greatly impacts health, mood and well-being.