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Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

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How To Adjust The Kitchen Lighting As Your Eyes Start To Age

Beatrice Reid

The aging process can cause problems as time passes. You might not be able to see as clearly as you did several years ago. When this happens, you may need to adjust the lighting in your kitchen so you can continue to use your kitchen comfortably. The question is – how do you do that?

Visual Cuing

As you age, your eyes also age and become less focused without proper lighting. You may also have loss of sight from glaucoma, cataracts, or other eye ailments. If you place lighting around the base of the kitchen cabinets, you can visualize where you are easily. This type of lighting is called toe-kick lighting, which can add character and depth to the room.

Cove Lighting

Extra light can be added to the ceilings, floors, and walls with the use of cove lighting. It produces an indirect lighting source that is pleasing to your senses. Without a glare, you won't be overwhelmed when you turn on the light during a nighttime trip down the hallway or stairway. The lighting is similar to LED ropes, and can be shaped to a design that will be suitable for your décor.

Under the Cabinet

Many of the older homes featured T12 fluorescent lighting during the 1980s, but you have many other choices since that time. You can choose from improved T4 fluorescent strips, LED tape or rope fixtures, LED strips, or puck lights.

  • T4 Strips: These are an advanced fluorescent bulb that won't hum and provide improved color. They will also start without delay.
  • LED Tape or Rope: The tape or rope are easily installed and very thin and provide a discreet lighting. This is a good choice for a night light since it isn't as bold as other lighting choices. The tape or rope is easier on the aging eyes because they reduce reflections and glare.
  • LED Strips: Currently, this source of lighting is a bit more expensive because it is still in a 'fad' stage. A bulky external transformer may be needed for some of the models. Therefore, it is best to view them in a store before you purchase this style.
  • Puck Lights: This battery-operated lighting is simple to use because it is applied with a sticky adhesive for installation. The fixture can be placed in any space of the home. Its appearance is similar to a hockey puck.

It is difficult when your eyesight begins to fade when you get older. It isn't necessary to stumble around in the dark anymore with all of the available lighting sources offered in today's market. These are just a few of the ways you can make your home safer for you and your family. Contact a company like G.J. Rossi & Son for more information on electrical services.  


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