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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 05/10/2023

Healthy Lighting for Older Adults

A live interactive discussion with David Thompson of Healthy Senior Lighting on how to use proper lighting and light exposure to improve Health and Vitality Proper lighting can help us Reduce Fall Risk, Depression, and Sundowning with Natural and Artificial Light, using science backed solutions

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Read Cyndie Taylor's Blog Post that summarizes this discusson!

Questions Asked:

  • has it been shown that the hours of that 7-8 hrs needs to be anything particular ex: 10-6 ?
  • I missed the very beginning and wondered he addressed whether one should buy bright white or daylight LED lightbulbs for lamps. I only buy 100w equivalent lights now.
  • What about using a light box--esp in winter
  • How long should motion detection lights be set for?
  • where did you get the bed lights and motion sensors?  ar the motion on batteries?
  • if a senor has   had cataract surgery with a new lens does that change the yellowing of light

Chat Transcript

12:30:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : What Is OLED?  OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode and is one of the newer technologies available for TVs and other digital displays. OLED is what technology professionals call an “emissive” technology because it uses millions of pixels that emit their own light rather than relying on a separate backlight. https://www.usnews.com/360-reviews/technology/tvs/what-is-oled#:~:text=OLED stands for organic light,relying on a separate backlight.

12:31:56     From  mary busse   to   Hosts and panelists : This explains and justifies my "daylight addiction"!

12:32:36     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Wyze Lighting https://www.wyze.com/collections/power-lighting

12:33:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : LIFX https://www.lifx.com/

12:34:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Brilli lighting for wellness https://www.bebrilli.com/

12:37:23     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : TheraSpecs®️ are therapeutic blue light glasses that filter out the harmful light that triggers migraines, headaches, eyestrain, and other conditions. https://www.theraspecs.com/

12:39:59     From  Tiffany Benton   to   Hosts and panelists : We are in GA, opening a new community. Do you have a checklist for our ESD to take around and do an assessment to see what we need to do? Or, do you have someone who can come and do an assessment, then give a quote?

12:40:44     From  Toni Clemons-Porter : trying to figure out what light bulbs to get rather than replacing light fixtures in common areas.  Can you again identify type and lumens, etc. recommended.  Explain more about smart lighting. What is that

12:41:36     From  Tiffany Benton   to   Hosts and panelists : Yes, what lightbulbs/lumens to get and from what time to what time have each on.

12:44:20     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Wyze Lighting white light only

12:44:54     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : 5000 and above kelvin rating on bulbs

12:46:05     From  Ruth DeHart   to   Hosts and panelists : how does sunbox lighting compare with what you are recommending.  they are 10,000 lux

12:47:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Huberman Lab https://hubermanlab.com/

12:48:43     From  Tiffany Benton   to   Hosts and panelists : Environmental Services Director

12:52:08     From  Lynda Shrager : What is best lightbulbs for residential home ?

12:54:18     From  Linda Perretta : my kitchen has fluorescent lights...are they good for you?

12:54:39     From  Maher Kharma : As an Occupational therapist and aging in place specialist, I can say this was one of the best talks related to aging I have attended in a while. Maher Kharma of Massa-Medical.com

12:55:30     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Using Light (Sunlight, Blue Light & Red Light) to Optimize Health https://hubermanlab.com/using-light-sunlight-blue-light-and-red-light-to-optimize-health/

12:56:31     From  Linda Perretta : what should I replace them with....they came with the condo

12:57:03     From  Linda Perretta : fluorescent tube lights

12:57:20     From  Linda Perretta : Love the talk!!!

12:57:40     From  Deborah Smith   to   Hosts and panelists : Are you providing a transcript of this podcast?

12:57:54     From  Tiffany Benton   to   Hosts and panelists : Incredible talk! We will be sharing this with the entire executive and management team. Most likely we will do some training on this for all care-partners as well!!! Thank you!

12:58:29     From  Linda Perretta : fluorescent bulbs

12:58:39     From  Linda Perretta : tubes

12:59:56     From  ABIOLA BAJERE : Thank you for the talk.

13:00:09     From  Linda Perretta : Thank you

13:00:36     From  Toni Clemons-Porter : very helpful info and supports what we are seeing with residents

13:02:24     From  Tiffany Benton   to   Hosts and panelists : I have to run, but will listen to the whole thing again!

13:02:45     From  Deborah Smith : Transcript?

13:02:58     From  Deborah Smith : Thank you

13:03:02     From  Judy Wagner : One of the best I've attended.  Very practical.

13:04:34     From  Clareen Heikal : You do need to do this again.!!!!! This is has been so informative and most important - based on physiology science.

13:07:36     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : greater than 90 CRI color rendering index

13:10:35     From  Hannah Peele   to   Hosts and panelists : Thanks SO much!

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