LED Handrails for the Visually Impaired 

LED Handrails in stairwell

LED Handrails

Collar Assembly for handrail

Collar Assembly

Zoon Designs’ LED handrails are both a clever and surprisingly obvious way to light up a staircase. Named the Blind Handrail they are conceived to replace area lighting and put it where it is needed the most. The concept handrails even can be many colors, making the lowly stair well one of the most interesting spaces in a building. The LED handrails are still just a concept and there are currently no plans for production, but they seem like a very promising design. The handrails can illuminate in many colors, and potentially change color. And because they put the light where it is needed, they have the potential to reduce the need for expensive area lighting. The power is tucked into the wall supports with LED embedded tubes becoming the handrail.
Source: Blind LED Handrails Make the Lowly Stairwell the Most Interesting


The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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One Response to LED Handrails for the Visually Impaired 

  1. Lisa Yerger COTA/L says:

    I am a visually impaired Occupational Therapy Assistant and I think this is sn amazing idea!!!!!!!

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