The use of new lighting technologies has an impact on all aspects of a light sensitive person’s life, including access to healthcare, education and employment. I myself have had to give up a career as a teacher. I loose consciousness with my basilar type migraine and artificial lighting is a trigger for this. For the safety of myself and my students, I couldn’t continue working under fluorescent lighting. Simple adaptations would make it safe for me to teach again, yet these are not possible because of the ban on incandescent lights. The teaching profession has lost a valued member and I have lost not only my career but also my ability to be self-sufficient and independent. Mine is only one story of many with light sensitive conditions.
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