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Home Lighting for Safety

Lighting is one of the key components to living safely in your home. This becomes an even more important idea if you have a vision loss or mobility impairment. Below are some resources and ideas to consider when deciding what features are important in home lighting. As always, IPAT is here to help make assistive technology recommendations specific to the individual and the environment, just give us a call or send an email.



AFB has shared an article with five principles to consider that include placement and also talking about the important concept of color contrasts:

Adapting your Home

In this article AARP talks about home safety with lighting in mind with emphasis on specific area of the house:

Lighting Your Home for Safety



enLIGHTenment provides valuable information about how vision changes over time for individuals and how you can make changes to help:

Brightening the Home for Seniors


Further Reading

Light Your World

Over the years, household lighting has been rather generic and conventional - the standard 60W lamp bulb, recessed lighting, and motion lights. Many lighting options literally depend on the use of mobility...

The Power of Lightning

An IPAT success story in which all the "pieces" fell into place . . . . Having worked hard on a farm in North Dakota for a number of years, Billy developed joint pain in his elbows. This caused...

Brighter Light Isn’t Always Better!

Task Lighting is local and close lighting used for longer durations during a specific activity.  Some task lighting activities can include writing checks, reading a book, reading the mail, and sewing...

It’s National Senior Citizens Day!

The year was 1988; President Ronald Reagan created National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 with a proclamation, declaring that, “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our...

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