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EINDHOVEN – The blue light in LED lighting can cause permanent retinal damage, according to new research from the French health watchdog.
Bart-Jan van Rooij 20-05-19, 11:17 Last update: 20-05-19, 11:20 Source: ED
It was already known that peering at a smartphone before going to sleep causes a worse night’s sleep. Now it appears that LED lighting can also cause permanent damage to the eyes. Certain types of LED lamps that are rich in ‘blue light’ can permanently damage the retina. Especially in children and young people. This emerges from new research from the French Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. The Eindhoven lighting company Signify has announced that it is not shocked by the investigation.
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The researchers believe that the maximum duration of exposure to LED lighting should be re-examined. Especially the brightness in car headlights should be limited, according to the study. Flashlights, decorations or toys can also emit a relatively large amount of blue light. The whiter or colder the light, the greater the proportion of blue in the spectrum.
The blue LED light can lead to reduced visual acuity, the French watchdog warned. LEDs are rapidly replacing old-fashioned pears, halogen and fluorescent. Signify, the former Philips Lighting, now makes 70 percent of its sales from LED.
LEDs are used in home and street lighting, as well as in offices and industry, in almost all headlights of new cars, toys and smartphones and tablets. The report distinguishes acute exposure to high-intensity LED and intensive use of lower-intensity devices.
According to a spokesperson for Signify, “general lighting is good from the research” “It is no more harmful than conventional lighting or the sun. We have built up enough knowledge and expertise for special applications. “The company uses LEDs but does not produce them itself. The French researchers recommend purchasing ‘warm white’ LED lighting for the home, which reduces exposure to LED sources with a high concentration of blue light. is limited.
Earlier this year, research by the RIVM also showed that Dutch young people are so often busy with their smartphone or tablet in the evening that they have sleeping problems. The strength of blue light from those screens is too low for possible eye damage.