Correct lighting improves the lives of elderly people finds research

Category: Lighting

Getting the right lighting is crucial for older people, according to charity researchers, writes

Sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust and Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (Rica) suggest focussing on lumen output rather than wattages when purchasing new lighting.

In an updated guide on buying energy saving lamps, the charities recommend using at least a 1,200 lumen lamps on staircases, as a brighter light will minimise the chance of missing a step. Up to 250 lumen lamps are recommended when fitted under kitchen cabinets.

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