Leolightdesign specialises in light and health, good lighting design for the maturing
eyes to sustain independence and to enhance quality of life. Lighting consultants
consider glare, contrast, colour, adaptation, light levels and other specific visual
conditions to provide the best lighting design solution to meet the needs of the
individual and the elderly.
Just as important is colour and the illuminance contrast for the maturing eye. The
lens becomes more opaque with aging and the surrounding objects are more difficult
to see because the contrast for example between chair and table is significantly
reduced. The aging lens and cornea causes glare by light scattering and the yellowing
of the lens causes some reduction of the eyes ability to discriminate blues and blue-greens.
Good lighting design can sustain independence and enhance the quality of life
As lighting consultants we have studied the physiology of the human eye and understand
the beneficial effects of light and utilise lighting to compensate for the changes
that commonly occur in the maturing eye. We design good practical lighting solutions
specific to people’s special visual needs. Good Lighting can compensate for the lack
of natural light and good lighting should expose older adults to spectral qualities
which promote physical, emotional and mental well-being. Indeed, good quality lighting
will help people of all ages to live independently for much longer, to enjoy a comfortable
visual environment and it enhances the quality of life.
Lighting design can sustain independence and quality of life
Good quality lighting is important for maturing eyesight