Contents

  • Introduction
  • What are home lighting aids and why should you use them?
  • Home lighting aids may help those with the following health conditions
  • Which lighting aids are right for you?
  • Things to consider

How to choose the right home lighting

BUYING GUIDE

introduction

Home lighting includes a selection of lamps, magnifiers and night lights that help you to see more clearly, whether you are reading at your desk or moving from your bed at night. Some of the most popular lighting aids include:

What are home lighting aids and why should you use them?

If you, or someone you care for, are living with a visual impairment which makes it difficult to read text clearly or navigate your house at night, you may want to try a home lighting aid.

Sensor lights provide peace of mind when walking at night and can act as a guide towards the main light source. They are a simple way to reduce accidents and falls in the home.

Desk and chair lamps illuminate your reading material and help you see the text more clearly.

Home lighting would benefit those who experience:

Home lighting aids may help those with the following health conditions

Remember…

It is important to identify your own personal requirements before choosing a lighting aid to ensure you buy a product that offers maximum safety and benefits for your needs.

Visual impairments can cause simple tasks, such as reading and walking around the home, to be unnecessarily difficult, but a bright light can help you see more clearly and better understand your environment.

Which lighting aids are right for you?

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    • Easy-to-position neck reduces pressure on the hands and wrists

    • Ideal for anyone with low vision

    • Reduces eye-strain and headaches

    • Perfect for reading at night

    • Daylight bulbs allow you to read and concentrate for longer

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    • Increases safety for anyone who leaves bed in the night

    • Automatically illuminates the area without the need for switches

    • Can be placed in many different areas of the home and not restricted to a socket

    • Can act as a guide towards the main light source

    • Has a 100 degree wide detection zone that reaches up to 5m

Things to consider

  • Where will you place your lighting aid?
    It is important to position home lighting aids in a suitable location to maximise their efficiency and benefits. Take your time to consider where they will be placed and if you will need a plug or a socket.
  • Do you frequently wake or wander in the night?
    Walking in the dark can be dangerous, even if it’s just to reach the light switch. An automatic light, such as the Night Light with Motion Sensor, will prevent you stumbling in the dark by lighting up your surroundings.
  • Do you have difficulty reading small text?
    A magnifier with a built-in light, such as the Floor Standing Magnifier with 12 LED Lights, will enlarge and brighten the text making it clearer for you to read.
  • Do you have limited dexterity in your hands?
    If you’re living with limited grip in your hands, a product such as the Hands-Free Magnifier reduces strain on your hands and enables you to carry on with your tasks. Similarly, if you have limited dexterity in your fingers, a Bright Led Striplight With Movement Sensor is a great alternative to fiddly light switches and can help reduce pain in your fingers.