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Dane Brock
Richard alan associates
Lighting for Seniors - Lighting for Age In-Place Projects
.1 CEU, 1 barrier free CEPH
IDCEC Course Code: 108436
     Wednesday, October 2nd, 9:45am - 10:45am    
     Interior Resources, 1620 Oak Lawn Ave.
     AND
     Thursday, October 3rd, 1:00pm - 2:00pm    
     Arsin Rug Gallery, Dallas Design Center, Ste. 670

Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day.  Buying a new home or remodeling an existing home to make ready for senior living will be a reality for a huge portion of the populations.  That work will likely carry over through the next twenty years.  A key element of creating a comfortable and livable environment will be lighting.  As we age, one of the many physiological changes humans undergo is vision.  Because of the change, the light in an age-in-place home must be altered.  This session will explain the issues and recommend solutions.

What will be covered:

- The Aging Eye and how it relates to aging eyes

- How to help seniors see

- Room specific lighting options and techniques that help aging eyes function

General tips on lighting for senior environments

- Seniors and sleep

- Tips for seniors with low-vision and partial blindness

Beginning in college, Dane realized that he had a passion for lighting when he was presented the opportunity to do lighting design and programming in the theater.  That love of lighting has only increased in the 10 years that he has been in the residential lighting industry.  Beginning with showroom sales, management and outside sales, Dane concentrated on technical lighting and training on LED product and new lighting technologies.  In 2015, he had the opportunity to join Richard Alan & Associates as a manufactures representative.  He is currently working on attaining his CLMR (Certified Lighting Manufacturer’s Representative) status from the American Lighting Association (ALA).