Experts Warn About The Dangers of Artificial Lighting

Experts Warn About The Dangers of Artificial Lighting

Experts Warn About The Dangers of Artificial Lighting

New York, NY – For years ,researchers have warned about the danger of sunlight to the eyes. Doctors have consistently recommended eye protection for outdoor use during daylight hours. Yet, strangely, some lighting manufacturers are still making claims that lamps duplicating sunshine are good for vision and eye health.

According to research, blue light accounts for just one part, or 400 to 500 nm, of visible light.  Emitted by sunlight, artificial lamps, computers and mobile screens, blue light has a very short wavelength and produces a greater amount of energy. The danger is that blue light increases the amount of toxin in the macular region of the eyes. It accelerates the crystalline lens turning yellow, and finally makes it gradually whiten and evolve into cataracts.

Studies have shown that senior citizens and children under the age of 14 are the most susceptible when it comes to harm from blue light. Office workers and students who use artificial lamps may also be at risk of developing blurred vision, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or vision loss. Other studies have found that blue wavelengths suppress delta brainwaves, which induce sleep, and boost alpha wavelengths, which create alertness. This leads to insomnia and sleep deprivation.

There’s a great deal of evidence and scientific research showing that exposure to UV and blue light can damage your retina and overall health. Compared with mobile phones, computer, people can easily ignore the blue light hazard from artificial lighting. The truth is that people work, read and study with lighting everyday and should take steps to rectify this issue.

Below are some tips from several ophthalmologists to help you choose safe lighting that will reduce your blue light intake.

  1. Lighting should have a correlated color temperature (CCT) range of 3000K-4,800K (“warm-to-neutral white”) for eye safety and best contrast.
  2. The color rendering index (CRI) should be at least 80 for good color perception.
  3. Aim for a brightness range of 1000-2000 LUX at 12 inches (30 cm).
  4. Look for a lamp with a dimmer switch to alleviate eye strain.
  5. Choose lighting with an easily adjustable fixture to prevent glare.
  6. Make sure the location and operation of fixture controls is easily accessible.
  7. There should be a coverage diameter of at least 12 inches (30 cm) at  distance of 12 inches (30 cm).
  8. Look for sturdy construction for safety and durability.

Doctors and scientists at Dr. Lite Medical LLC have been working on a solution for the blue light hazard.  Medical grade technology filters out harmful amounts of blue light while allowing beneficial amounts through. Continued use of Dr. Lite lamps result in increased alertness, focus, and visual acuity.

The company’s products have been field tested by ophthalmologistsDr Huggett, Dr. Terry Forrest of Wayne’s Memorial Hospital at N.C., and are endorsed by

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