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UK Government consultation on lighting law: LightAware’s response

January 21st, 2021

LightAware’s response to the UK government public consultation on lighting sources and labelling, with a view to implementing the EU’s EcoDesign regulation into UK law.

UK Government consultation on lighting law

November 1st, 2020

The UK government has opened a public consultation on lighting sources and labelling, with a view to implementing the EU’s EcoDesign regulation into UK law. It’s an important opportunity to highlight the issues of light-sensitivity.

LightAware survey into LED streetlighting in the UK

October 20th, 2020

LightAware is particularly concerned about the widespread rollout of LED street lighting, which has resulted in those unable to tolerate this form of lighting being no longer able to access the streets after dark.

LightAware launch German language LightAware Card

February 24th, 2020

Following requests from light sensitive people in Germany and in negotiation with LightAware’s German Ambassador, we have launched the German language LightAware Card.

LightAware featured in UK Daily Express and Irish Daily Mirror

December 17th, 2019

Now charity LightAware is claiming that modern lighting can lead to the social exclusion of light sensitive people

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LightAware Press Release on Christmas Lighting

December 6th, 2019

Most Christmas lighting now uses LED technology, which is brighter and harsher than traditional Christmas lighting. Some people cannot tolerate this lighting and develop migraines, headaches and eye pain.

LightAware in the Financial Times

October 5th, 2019

The following letter was published in the Financial Times on October 5th and was written in response to a review in that newspaper of the book ‘Incandescent’ by Anna Levin.

LightAware in the Scotsman

September 21st, 2019

The following letter from LightAware was published in the Scotsman newspaper on 21st September responding to an article in the newspaper by Anna Levin about the loss of dark skies at night and the impact of artificial lighting on the natural world

LightAware Media Release on French ANSES report on LED

May 22nd, 2019

Intense LED lighting is ‘phototoxic’ and can lead to irreversible damage to the eye. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has issued a damning report on the safety of over-bright LED lighting. The Agency confirms that the toxicity of blue light on the retina can lead to a decline […]

MEPs further question the EU Commission on the safety of LED

May 14th, 2019

On 18th February, UK and Estonian MEPs submitted a second written question to the EU Commission on how new legislation will protect vulnerable groups from LED lighting and how the health exemption to the latest lighting legislation will work: The Commission has now responded. You can read the full questions and answers here: click here for […]

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