Good lighting helps those with sight loss.

a collection of light bulbs

Good  lighting helps those with sight loss see objects in the home and can make a significant difference to their independence .

As the old fashioned light bulbs are being phases out in favour of the new energy saving ones the Macular Society report and a   printed booklet called “Choosing energy saving light bulbs for your home” has been produced.

In the past the energy saving light bulbs produced less light than the former tungsten ones which for someone with sight loss is not only inconvenient but may also prove dangerous as there may be an increased risk of falls.

Using the guide you can learn how to use the new bulbs in a way that will produce as much light as the old ones.

The guide is available by calling Ricability on 020 7427 2460. It is also available on CD and in Braille.

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Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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