Recent reports carried out by governments in Europe and the United States have investigated the safety and appropriateness of LED as a lighting source.
Scrutiny of this fast emergening technology has revealed some doubts as to its suitabliity in lighting the public realm.
|March 2, 2018 | Chief Medical Officer annual report 2017: health impacts of all pollution – what do we know? | Gov.uk Some LED installations, however, have LED chips visible, which can form a source of glare. An extreme example is daylight-running lights on cars. These are clearly visible to other road users and pedestrians. Read More >|
|February 1, 2017 | Street Lighting and Blue Light, Frequently Asked Questions | US Department of Energy Spectrum, light level measured at the eye, duration of exposure, and timing of exposure relative to an individual’s circadian cycle are believed to be the principal contributing factors to light’s effects on health. Read More >|
|June 1, 2016 | The Health Council of Belgium Report | The Superior Health Council of Belgium (SHC) publishes their scientific advisory report into the risks of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) for the general population. Read More >|
|April 2, 2016 | American Medical Association Report | Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Community Lighting. Read More >|
|April 1, 2016 | Public Health England Report | 'Human Responses to lighting based on LED lighting solutions' by Public Health England. Read More >|
|February 1, 2015 | International Declaration on Blue-Rich Light | Declaration on the use of blue-rich white light sources for night time lighting. Read More >|
|October 25, 2010 | ANSES Report 2010 | The blue light necessary to obtain white LEDs causes toxic stress to the retina. Children are particularly sensitive to this risk, as their crystalline lens is still developing and is unable to filter the light efficiently. Read More >|