How good is LED Lighting

Just how good or bad is LED lighting?
Contrary to popular belief LED lighting is not always the best type of lighting for the human eye.

In space technology the frequency range of lighting is carefully selected, however this cannot be said of the general lighting products in today’s retail marketplace.

For the general public, driven and enticed by the WOW factor as well as the lure of lighting efficiency, it is something different.
LED is the technology, but the quality and purpose is another thing altogether.

The actual frequency of these LED units can promote disorientation through discomfort of the retina.
It can also brings with the possibility of a slow degeneration of the optic nerve through eye strain.

Eye Strain

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.

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 common and cost effective of source placement.
However the most rewarding and effective result is wall illumination, where light is reflected off the vertical surface defining and illuminating the area in the best possible way.

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 eye balls keep dancing at a frenetic pace.

LED v Fluorescent frequency in Lighting

Conventional wisdom still prefers the tried and true fluorescent lighting which also is available in varying frequencies.
It may not have the WOW factor but it doesn’t have the eye strain.

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