Many people experience pain and ill health when exposed to newer forms of lighting, with symptoms including eye pain, headaches and migraines, skin rashes, burning, dizziness and nausea. The spread of new lighting has resulted in the social exclusion of light-sensitive people, who are unable to access places of employment, recreation, education and health. The problem is exacerbated by a lack of awareness and information.
Like many accessibility issues, attitude and understanding make a big difference. We want to enable access to civic life by encouraging service providers and businesses to become ‘LightAware’.
LightAware believes no-one should have to experience pain and suffering just to light their homes and live their lives.
Our Charitable Objectives are to:
To raise awareness about the effects of artificial lighting on human health and wellbeing.
To stimulate discussion and investigation into the effects of artificial lighting on human health and wellbeing.
The promotion of equality and diversity through encouraging provision of access to civic life for those excluded by sensitivity to artificial lighting.
LightAware Registered charity number SC046160