Lighting Your Home
- Direct lighting over any stairs increases safety. Contrasting colors between the floor and first step will help you see the difference in height.
- With two-way switches at the top and bottom of stairways, you'll always be able to turn on the light from either end.
- Good lighting on steps and stairways helps prevent slips and falls.
- Be sure there's enough light to see who is at your door.
- Address markers should be well-lighted and visible from the street.
- When changing light bulbs, never exceed the wattage rating for the fixture. Check for a sticker on the base of the lamp socket.
- Turn off fixtures and light switches before replacing bulbs. If you aren't sure whether the lamp is on or off, unplug it first.
- Use long-life or fluorescent bulbs where access is difficult. Fluorescent bulbs last longest and also save energy.
- Make sure your kitchen counters and other work areas are welllighted for safety.