Lighting for the Aged and Partially Sighted Committee

Committee Group: Lighting Applications

Statement of Purpose

This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for lighting in eldercare facilities and senior living environments.

Committee Scope Parameters

  • Included subject matter: The scope emphasizes vision, comfort, and independence for populations with aging or low vision. It engages in activities such as outreach to senior care organizations, state and national regulatory agencies, and professional organizations involved in the development of standards for senior living environments. Research scope includes the dual function of the human eye for vision and circadian entrainment in relation to aging, particularly the timing, duration, color, and intensity of the circadian stimulus for seniors.
  • Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover the illumination of related public areas outside the industrial project limitations.
Documents maintained by this committee

RP-28 ANSI/IES Recommended Practice for Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population

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