Good housing design - lighting: a practical guide to improving lighting in existing homes
Better lighting at home can make a dramatic difference to people’s lives. This Good Practice Guide explains how to improve lighting to meet the needs of people with sight loss, and outlines seven characteristics of good lighting. These are:
- Appropriate for the individual.
- Sufficient for tasks, orientation and movement.
- Even, across different areas and with minimum glare.
- Adjustable for flexibility.
- Energy efficient and sustainable.
- Simple to install, minimising disruption.
- Adaptable for the future.
It will be useful to anyone supporting others to live independently in their own homes, such as housing and support staff, home improvement agencies, rehabilitation workers for people with visual impairment (ROVIs) and occupational therapists (OTs). It covers every part of the home, and is also relevant to grouped accommodation.
The guide is published as:
|Title ||Good Practice Guide No 5: Good housing design - lighting: a practical guide to improving lighting in existing homes |
|Date ||March 2010|
|Author ||Malcolm Fisk and Peter Raynham|
|View or download ||PDF version (948kb)|
| ||Word version (6.2Mb)|
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