LED Lighting

LED v Fluorescent frequency in Lighting

Contrary to popular belief LED lighting is not always the best lighting  for the human eye to have to deal with.

In space technology the frequency range of lighting is carefully selected with the appropriate driver(s), however this cannot be said of lighting products in the retail marketplace.

For the general retail public, driven and enticed by the lure of lighting efficiency, it is something entirely different. The illusion of sameness is not so in reality. LED is the technology, but the product quality, and purpose, is another thing altogether.

The actual frequency of these LED units is not only visually disturbing, promoting disorientation through discomfort of the retina, but also brings with the possibility of a slow degeneration of the optic nerve through eye strain.

When all considered, one is better off keeping the fluorescent frequency, preferably the round as opposed to straight tube, in the home.

Overhead lighting is the most cost effective of source placement whereas the most rewarding is illumination of the walls, where light is bounced off the vertical surface defining and illuminating the area in the best possible way.

Then dealing with the problem of fast moving technology in that what is available today will not likely be there tomorrow.

In the opinion of the AMA, the long-term exposure of the retina and lens to blue peaks from LEDs can increase the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.

Studies also reveal that light emitted by LEDs can cause retinal changes, if there is high exposure for even a short period of time.

Eyes do not like being bounced around and retina fatigue is a consequence.

This is the case where the ‘WoW’ factor comes into play, that voice that says ‘WoW’, great presence but wouldn’t want to  live here as your eye balls are dancing all over the place



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