How can I improve the lighting in my home?

Everyone needs good levels of light and as we get older we need more. Different eye conditions and reduced levels of sight are one of the main reasons older people fall. Good lighting at home can help reduce this.

Lighting can be improved by:

  • plugging a table, desk or floor light into existing sockets
  • fitting bulbs that give more light
  • changing shades and fittings to increase light levels or change the direction of light to reflect from white surfaces
  • fitting shades that don't shield light.

Further information about using lighting can be found on RNIB's Lighting web pages.

Further information on the importance of lighting in creating a safer home and how it can help you make the most of your sight can be found in Thomas Pocklington Trust's Improve the lighting in your home guide:

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