Consumer E-Newsletter - 09/29/2006 (Plain Text Version)
In this issue:
How Bright is Your Future?
Preparing for the future involves more than just flexible space, wide doorways and low-maintenance exteriors. In fact, you may have overlooked it, but lighting performs an important role in future preparedness in regards to the human aging process.
Prepare yourself for this next sentence: Your vision began to deteriorate while you were in your teen years, if not sooner, and there’s some truth as to why you shouldn’t sit too close to the television and have enough light to read comfortably. Don’t lose hope, though! There are steps you can take to make sure your future looks bright.
1. Increase general light not only by wattage, but also by luminosity for a whiter, more consistent, glare-free light, which is easier on your eyes.
2. Decrease excess glare by using frosted glass fixtures over clear ones, mounting fixtures above eye level and adding fabric shades.
3. Frosted bulbs also reduce countertop reflection, along with light-bounce from glossy walls and floors, and emit just 5 percent less than a clear bulb.
4. Avoid accidents and raise the security level inside and outside of your home by positioning the right fixtures in the most appropriate places, whether strip lighting, step lights or motion sensor fixtures.
Keep these few suggestions in mind and your future will be sure to be a bright one!
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