I am extremely sensitive to LED lighting both indoor and outdoor. They were erected outside my home and now I couldn’t even step in to my own front garden without symptoms of severe eye pain, migraine, nausea, vomiting, aura, vertigo, increased heart rate and ringing in my ears. It hits me immediately and the severity and length of symptoms depend on the length of time I’m exposed.
At the very same time the LED street lights were erected outside my home, our monitors at work were changed to LED back-lit monitors. I was already struggling and extremely sick at work with the overhead LED lighting. I was living on painkillers and anti sickness tablets just to get through the day. I couldn’t tolerate the monitors even for a few seconds so I had no choice but to leave my job.
I recently had to move to the country to escape this street lighting in town, but there are LED lights on the nearby farms. I don’t know where else to go.
I have known for 7 or 8 years of this extreme intolerance to LED when I first got a DS Lite, back-lit with LED and I couldn’t bare to look at it. I can’t use any LED backlit phones or monitors. My Nokia phone is 8 years old. I don’t think that my symptoms are getting worse but my recovery period is now non-existent because LED is everywhere. If I am round CFL for a prolonged period I develop headache and agitation but nothing like the symptoms I have around LED.
I found it so hard to find info a number of years ago but it seems the further we move away from the incandescent bulb, the higher the number of light sensitive people. Hope and pray that this gets resolved in our lifetime. I am a 35-year-old living the life of an isolated 85-year-old.
I am mad inside when I think about it. I’m glad I have school and college behind me because I wouldn’t be able to go if I was a child today.