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Access to safe light

The sale of traditional incandescent and halogen lighting has now been banned, and fluorescent lighting is set to be phased out, leaving LED as the only legal form of lighting.

A small group of people cannot use LED bulbs at all and need to continue using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Some of this group have medical conditions where a form of light sensitivity is a recognised medical symptom, including lupus, autism, migraine, ME and certain skin disorders. Others had no health issues before the introduction of modern lighting technology, but now find they have severe and disabling reactions to even very limited LED exposure.

Thanks to lobbying by LightAware, the needs of this group were recognised by the EU and the UK Government through the “photosensitivity exemption” in the Eco-Design Regulations. LightAware continues to work closely with the Government and lighting industry to set up a scheme to supply suitable bulbs to this group into the future.

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