The Light + Seniors symposium was designed to investigate and report on new ways that lighting can be used to maintain vision, mental and physical health, and quality of life for those with aging eyes and especially for those who wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older.
The goals of this research symposia were to:
Identify additional research needs
• Generate ideas for designers and facility managers to incorporate into practice
• Create market opportunities for the lighting industry
• Accelerate the rate of bringing lighting research into practice
The symposium was organized into two one-day sections. The first day dealt with research and what is being learned about people with older eyes and eye problems, and how light can be used to improve their vision, health, and well-being. The second day focused on how research may be applied to future lighting recommendations, designs, and products.
The final report includes the presentations of the speakers, the posters shown at the symposium, and a summary of our two days in Washington, DC along with potential action items to move the discussion forward. The report provides an overview of the conversations that occurred and are intended to pique your interest in the subject matter.
Digital PDF: 13 pages
Publisher: Illuminating Engineering Society (2012)
Dimensions: 8½” x 11″