Energy Saving Light Bulbs Danger

Unlike light bulbs CFL (CFLs for health risks) energy saving, energy saving LED bulbs have the advantage to make that very weak electromagnetic fields, but their use is really safe? A report from the National Safety Agency (France) published on October 25, 2010 casts doubt.

Indeed, if the Agency points out that because of their energy performance of foreground, LED all fit into the energy saving policies, the use of some LED lights could lead to health effects for the population and professionals.

The risks identified

The LEDs placed on the market for lighting purposes are mainly characterized by the large proportion of blue in the white light they emit and their very strong luminance (“brightness”). The most serious challenges identified by the Agency are related to the impact of these two features on the eye, namely, a toxic effect of blue light and a risk of glare.

A toxic effect of blue light on the retina

The Anses, necessary for white LED blue light leads to a toxic stress to the retina. Children are particularly sensitive to this risk insofar as their lens is still developing and can ensure its efficient role of the light filter. For the Agency, “being exposed repeatedly, long-term and short distance from beam LED to strong blue component increases the risk of cataracts and macular (central area of the retina) injury”.

A risk of glare

Broadcast by the LED lighting can lead to “light intensities” up to 1,000 times higher than conventional lighting thus generating a risk of glare. In addition, very directional light of LEDs and the quality of the emitted light can be a source of Visual discomfort.

The recommendations of the Anses

In this context, the handles when recommends:

that only LED groups of risk similar to those of traditional lights are available for the general public.

establishing a comprehensible labelling for consumers including on the technical characteristics of the lighting and its potential health effects.

to avoid the use of blue-rich light sources in places frequented by children or objects they use (toys, bright displays, consoles and joysticks, night lights, etc.).

Furthermore, the agency stresses the need to decrease the perceived light levels in order to limit the risk of glare.

Watch a LED TV: is it safe?

According to the Anses, led TVs use an indirect lighting technology (LED backlight), with a very low luminance (candela/m² 100), they are not concerned by risk put forward in its opinion.

I already have LED bulbs, how to use them?

To avoid any risk, especially in the presence of children, the Organization States that it is preferable to favour light led warm white low ‘light intensity’ systems and avoid lighting systems led where a direct vision of the emitted beam is possible.

The reaction of the Union of lighting

In a statement, the Union of lighting (Association of manufacturers of lighting equipment) reacted to Anses report stating that under normal conditions of use, the LED are not particular health risk. He however provides recommendations that are valid for the LED as for other lamps and advises:

do not look at the light source, whatever it is in front,

to use a LED light source equipped with a diffuser and a reflector built into the lamp (bulb)

to integrate the light source led in a fixture which, by its design and its location reasoned, limited luminance perceived by the user.

OSRAM elaborates on the risks associated with the use of its LED

His side, Osram, one of the major world manufacturers of LED has said in a statement that, like conventional bulbs, its LED products (classic, led Deco Flex, LEDstixx, PowerSTIXX, Qod, Substitube, LEDvance and PrevaLED…) come in groups of risks of low photochemical effects, groups 0 and 1, on a scale from 0 (low) to 3 (high) and considers that there is no need to take special measures for these products.

On the other hand, its LED flashlights come in risk group 2. That is why, as a precaution, the manufacturer planned to warnings in the form of pictograms on the products concerned indicating that ‘children ‘.

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