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Industrial LED Lighting: Say Goodbye To Flicker And Eye Strain

Have you ever found that you get a headache when trying to focus in low light? If so, you’re not alone; this is a very common problem.

Traditional lighting systems were not designed to protect human eyes or even enhance how we see. Yet LED lighting, when used correctly, can actually improve how we see in any given environment and reduce strain on the eyes.

If you’re running an industrial facility then having good lighting is vital to your employees’ health, safety, and productivity. Allow me to explain why.

Is LED Lighting Better For Your Eyes?

When we talk about LED lighting, we could be referring to several different things. I don’t mean that there are lots of different types of LED lights but rather the light spectrums involved.

You may have heard that exposure to blue light, which is emitted by LED bulbs can worsen eye strain. And this is true. However, using warm LED lights will have the opposite effect.

The problem with blue light is that it is short wave and high energy which means it has a greater ability to penetrate the eye and cause problems such as blurry vision, headaches, and strain.

But warm light between 2700k and 3000k is actually known to reduce eye strain and fatigue so it’s a welcome addition to any work environment.

Moreover, LED lights are designed to be dimmable and this can further help to reduce eye strain as the lighting can be adjusted according to the need.

The Problem With Traditional Lighting

One of the biggest issues we face with traditional lighting is that it causes problems with the eyes. According to vision experts, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are the worst type of light for the eyes as they emit the most UV radiation. On the other hand, LED lighting doesn’t emit any UV radiation.

What’s really concerning is that studies have shown that repeated exposure to cool, white lighting could increase your chances of vision-related diseases by as much as 12%!

Choosing The Correct LED Bulbs To Reduce Flicker And Eye Strain

The market is overrun with LED bulbs today as we realise the potential they have. However, this can make choosing the right bulbs tricky.

As I have mentioned, it’s always a good idea to avoid blue light so choosing something on the warmer spectrum will be far more beneficial.

It may surprise you to learn that some LED bulbs will flicker, just like those fluorescent light bulbs of days gone by. While this flicker might not be as intense, it can still wreak havoc with your eyes so it’s important to choose a good brand whose bulbs offer stable and consistent light.

Moreover, when choosing LED lighting for your industrial setting, it’s vital that you opt for bulbs that reduce glare. The glare from computer screens, tablets, and smartphones is responsible for so many headaches and eye problems. Therefore, it’s essential to choose LED lights that are designed to reduce glare.

Full Spectrum LED Lighting

In a commercial or industrial setting, having the right light is vital. This is not only for eye comfort for your employees but also for safety reasons and to avoid hazards.

Full spectrum LED lighting is a great option for these settings as it is designed to replicate natural daylight as closely as possible while containing as little blue light as possible.

These bulbs usually have three modes and, in an industrial setting, you’ll likely use the day mode more than anything else. This is what replicates natural light but, when used in other settings, like the home, these lights can also be switched to night mode when preparing for sleep or mixed mode which is a blend of the two.

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