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Lighting and the visual environment for seniors and the low vision population

Barker, B., Brawley, B., Burnett, D., Cook, G., Crawford, D., Davies, L., Dee, P., Fisher, S., Foust, A., Gayle, K., Geyman, D., Gonzales, K., Gotti, M., Guarnaccia, G., Hadley, R., Halloin, J., Keller, A., Miller, N., Noell-Waggoner, E., Oty, C. , Parnell, C., Raidy, K., Rao, B., Reyes, A., Roberts, J., Sanford, L., Staats, D., Stockwell, C., Waff, N., Weinstein, L. and Wilburn, D. (2016) Lighting and the visual environment for seniors and the low vision population. American National Standards Institute and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America , New York .

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Abstract/Summary

RP-28-16 is intended to increase the designers understanding of age-related vision loss and the importance of their design decisions that could impact the safety and independence of this growing sector of the population. In the 2007 edition, applications were primarily directed at housing and senior care facilities but in the 2016 edition, coverage has been expanded to new areas of interest including offices, hospitality, healthcare, commercial and places of assembly. RP-28-16 has also been revised to serve a wider range of users, including individuals, design professionals, owners/managers of commercial buildings, code and regulatory agencies and legislative bodies. It is well understood that healthcare costs will increase as our elderly population ages. As the United States braces for this huge economic impact, appropriate lighting and a supportive visual environment should be considered as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of falls, sleep disorders and long-term care, and therefore given a top priority by all code officials, governmental agencies and the tax-paying public.

Item Type:Other
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Transition Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy
ID Code:69826
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lighting, Vision, Lighting Design, Light Sources, Daylight, Light for Health, Lighting Controls
Additional Information:This document provides extensive lighting design information which is essential to provide an inclusive lit environment. Document number ANSI/IES RP-28-16
Publisher:American National Standards Institute and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

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