LightAware believes the European Union ban on incandescent lighting is unjust. This is because the ban outlaws a safe product and replaces it with alternative products, none of which are safe for everyone.
LightAware calls on the European Union to repeal the ban on incandescent lighting until such time as a safe alternative can be found.
Following the UK referendum on membership of the European Union, LightAware has sent the following letter to the Prime Minister, cabinet members and the leader of the opposition:
Lift the ban on incandescent light bulbs
When the EU banned incandescent lighting and enforced a move to alternative lighting technologies, (eg new fluorescent and LED) they included no provision or exemption for light-sensitive people.
Because of this people across the UK who are unable to tolerate fluorescent and LED lighting are suffering pain, illness and social exclusion.
These lights can affect the skin, the eyes, and the nervous system. The people affected include those with conditions such as autism, lupus, ME, electro-sensitivity, XP and migraine, as well as people who have no previous condition at all.
Now, the LightAware Charity are calling on the UK Government to lift the ban so that light-sensitive people can buy the incandescent bulbs they need to be healthy, and to light their homes and workplaces.