The Science of Lighting a Home for Aging Buyers

October 16, 2015

The older you grow, the more uniform light needs to be in a home to not strain the eyes, architect Lloyd Alter writes on .

That’s not all. Based on what Alter learned from the Illuminating Engineering Society’s study, builders catering to Boomers should also consider increasing the levels of light because the eyes of older people restrict the amount of light that gets to the retina.

In an interview with Light Logic, Eunice Noell-Waggoner, president of the Center of Design for an Aging Society says that by age 65 the amount of light is reduced to 33 percent compared to young people.

“Those at the high end of the boomer cohort are also going to have increased sensitivity to glare and have longer adaption times from bright to dim,” Alter adds.

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