10 Best Ways to Reduce Light Pollution in Your Home

10 Best Ways to Reduce Light Pollution in Your Home

Updated 3/15/23

Being able to adjust the level and color of light in your home is a great way to improve your health; physically, mentally and emotionally. Be sure to have a mix of ambient and task lighting in every room. For kitchens ceiling lights provide the general light you need, but undercabinet lighting can prevent you from slicing your finger instead of your vegetables.

Here are our top 10 ways to use light in a way that is healthy for you and everyone around you.

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Timers - Does the outside light really need to be on all night long? Install timers so lights go off. 
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Motion Sensors - Do you leave a light on to see when you come home at night? Set a motion sensor and the light will go on when you need it.
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Full Shield - These outdoor lights direct light down where you need it most, protecting the sky and your neighbors from any unwanted light source.
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Too Much Light - Think about the type of light you need for the task before turning on every light in the house. 
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Shades / Blinds - Keep your inside lights, inside. Draw the shades because no one likes to live in a fish bowl.
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Dimmers - Set the mood and install dimmer switches. You will save energy and your eyes.
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Color Temperature - Look for Kelvins around 3000 for a natural daylight color that is safer for your eyes.
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Blue Light Glasses - Also called anti-fatigue for a reason.
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Screen Filters - Physical protectors you can put over your phone or computer to filter out blue light.
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Apps - Most technology today have settings to adjust for day and nighttime use. If not, there are some good apps such as F.lux for iPhones and iPads or Twilight for smartphones and tablets.

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