24-hr Lighting Scheme for Older Adults

Dec 01, 2011

The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a 24-hr lighting scheme for older adults that compensates for the changes in the aging eye and that can positively impact the aging visual, circadian and perceptual systems. The 24-hr lighting scheme proposed here may be adopted by architects, lighting specifiers and engineers to improve the quality of sleep and quality of life of older adults living at home, in assisted living facilities, or in more controlled senior environments.

Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
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The American Institute of Architects

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