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Over the past few years, LED lights have become the standard lighting for homes, businesses and cities, replacing the old incandescent bulbs indoors and sodium street lights outdoors. The conversion has created a boom in the lighting industry, with fortunes made. The force driving this conversion has been touted energy savings of LED bulbs using up to 10 times less electricity than incandescent bulbs. All over the world, LED street lights have been hailed as a budgetary panacea, saving cities millions of dollars a year. Lighting sections of home improvement warehouse stores are also full of them in various designs and configurations, all made in China of course. Like a modern pop song filled with millennial whoops for melody, or candy opiod, most people say they think they like the new lighting. They must like it, mustn't they?

Welcome to this new topic. I live in Davis California. I get migraines and am light sensitive. I always found it soothing to walk around my neighborhood at night and look at the stars. It was also great exercise. One day a few years ago I came home from vacation and went for my evening walk. By the time I got home, I realized I got a migraine from it. Artificial lighting being my main trigger, I soon realized that the City had replaced all the old sodium street lights with bright LEDs. These lights have no shielding and are much brighter than is needed to light the street They also wash out the night sky. The City replaced the street lights to save energy and reduce the carbon footprint. Now my neighbors are joining the green party and putting up their own LED lights. They are even on the driveways now.

So I ask you, have the health effects of LED lights been investigated, or is the LED light revolution a big lie? In case you weren't aware, LED street lights save energy by producing blue light, which is much cheaper than the soft yellow light produced by our sun that humans and animals evolved in. It has been implicated in migraine and diurnal rhythm dysfunction in humans and animals. And that may be just scratching the surfacee. So the savings of LED lights basically come from trying to get you to adapt to lighting given off by a much brighter sun than our own. Have a good day (or night).

Edited 8 time(s). Last edit at 19-Nov-19 06:12 by Lost_In_Place.

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LED Lighting 6333 Lost_In_Place 16-Sep-18 02:36
Re: LED Lighting 596 D-Archer 16-Sep-18 07:47
Re: LED Lighting 547 Lost_In_Place 16-Sep-18 08:23
Re: LED Lighting 466 D-Archer 18-Sep-18 08:55
Re: LED Lighting 442 Lost_In_Place 18-Sep-18 10:17
Re: LED Lighting 411 D-Archer 19-Sep-18 15:12
Stray voltage 414 MDaines 14-Oct-18 08:11
Re: Stray voltage 377 Lost_In_Place 14-Oct-18 10:41
Re: Stray voltage 371 D-Archer 15-Oct-18 07:39
LED driver and ripple current 389 Richard Fusniak 20-Nov-18 21:39
Re: LED driver and ripple current 321 Lost_In_Place 22-Nov-18 00:54
Correlated color temperature (CCT) 78 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 21:40
Re: Correlated color temperature (CCT) 69 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 00:41
Emotional conspiracy rant. 72 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 10:48
Re: Emotional conspiracy rant. 74 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 11:55
BS EN 62471 and IEC/EN 62471 for LED Lighting Products 71 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 16:46
Re: BS EN 62471 and IEC/EN 62471 for LED Lighting Products 73 Lost_In_Place 09-Oct-19 02:37
About blue light and evolution 69 Richard Fusniak 09-Oct-19 19:11
Re: About blue light and evolution 67 Lost_In_Place 10-Oct-19 00:44
Flicker from bulbs likely to trigger migraines 68 Richard Fusniak 10-Oct-19 07:53
Re: Flicker from bulbs likely to trigger migraines 61 Lost_In_Place 10-Oct-19 23:30
Mod Note > Topic Moved 365 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Sep-18 13:58
Re: LED Lighting 481 Raja 16-Sep-18 18:21
Re: LED Lighting 444 Lost_In_Place 17-Sep-18 09:55
Re: LED Lighting 411 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-18 02:02
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Re: LED Lighting 362 D-Archer 18-Sep-18 08:56
Re: LED Lighting 439 Vanya 17-Sep-18 08:11
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Re: LED Lighting 352 D-Archer 28-Sep-18 07:19
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This should be in the Science section 341 MDaines 13-Oct-18 13:22
Re: This should be in the Science section 330 Lost_In_Place 14-Oct-18 10:27
Re: This should be in the Science section 336 D-Archer 15-Oct-18 07:41
Re: This should be in the Science section 335 MDaines 15-Oct-18 07:54
Re: This should be in the Science section 338 Lost_In_Place 15-Oct-18 15:55
Re: This should be in the Science section 330 D-Archer 28-Oct-18 10:48
Star Trek Enterprise Lights 303 Lost_In_Place 27-Nov-18 01:06
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Fake Moon Rising 386 Lost_In_Place 19-Oct-18 15:45
Re: Fake Moon Rising 346 MDaines 22-Oct-18 16:05
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Nocturnal Species 332 Lost_In_Place 26-Oct-18 15:58
Tall Tale? 321 Lost_In_Place 26-Oct-18 19:53
Halloween 327 Lost_In_Place 03-Nov-18 02:12
Green Surveillance 308 Lost_In_Place 10-Nov-18 01:00
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Philadelphia Slavedom 329 Lost_In_Place 13-Nov-18 02:01
Laser Light 320 Lost_In_Place 17-Nov-18 10:07
The WHO 291 Lost_In_Place 08-Dec-18 05:05
Christmas Lights 272 Lost_In_Place 14-Dec-18 02:05
Et tu ACLU 267 Lost_In_Place 15-Dec-18 01:53
Re: LED Lighting 270 Lost_In_Place 25-Dec-18 01:51
One Head Light 255 Lost_In_Place 19-Jan-19 06:23
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Re: LED Lighting 195 Eddie Larry 15-Mar-19 14:35
Re: LED Lighting 192 Lost_In_Place 16-Mar-19 02:15
Re: LED Lighting 195 Eddie Larry 16-Mar-19 03:53
Re: LED Lighting 241 Lost_In_Place 17-Mar-19 23:34
Re: LED Lighting 76 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 09:56
Re: LED Lighting 68 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 00:44
Stop mocking 66 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 10:52
Re: Stop mocking 57 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 12:06
Re: LED Lighting 163 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:15
Re: LED Lighting 73 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 10:05
Re: LED Lighting 65 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 12:12
Re: LED Lighting 64 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 16:19
Re: LED Lighting 62 Lost_In_Place 09-Oct-19 02:48
Re: LED Lighting 155 poster72 16-May-19 18:25
Re: LED Lighting 165 Lost_In_Place 17-May-19 20:46
Re: LED Lighting 166 jazzmumbles 19-May-19 02:51
Re: LED Lighting 153 Lost_In_Place 20-May-19 06:20
Re: LED Lighting 160 Lost_In_Place 20-May-19 23:44
Re: LED Lighting 147 Lost_In_Place 25-May-19 21:48
Saving Private Ryan 192 Lost_In_Place 27-May-19 19:54
Smart Tech Really Dumb 162 Lost_In_Place 04-Jul-19 00:27
Amtrak Parking Lot Lighting 103 Lost_In_Place 29-Aug-19 03:31
Logic Short-Circuit 96 Lost_In_Place 31-Aug-19 10:46
Hong Kong 95 Lost_In_Place 31-Aug-19 11:53
Denver 88 Lost_In_Place 09-Sep-19 00:21
Re: Denver 104 Glass Jigsaw 09-Sep-19 11:39
Re: Denver 106 Lost_In_Place 10-Sep-19 00:41
Aloha What Tha 119 Lost_In_Place 10-Sep-19 00:45
The Doplar Shaft (or what you will) 81 Lost_In_Place 11-Oct-19 00:45
No Doppler shift 65 Richard Fusniak 12-Oct-19 15:28
Re: No Doppler shift 70 Lost_In_Place 13-Oct-19 02:18
Re: No Doppler shift 71 Richard Fusniak 13-Oct-19 08:47
Re: No Doppler shift 78 Lost_In_Place 15-Oct-19 13:21
Morning Jail Break 93 Lost_In_Place 22-Oct-19 00:52
Re: Morning Jail Break 52 MDaines 11-Nov-19 14:53
Re: Morning Jail Break 51 Lost_In_Place 11-Nov-19 17:11
Brazen LED-Lit Crime Spree 62 Lost_In_Place 14-Nov-19 04:34
Old Style Doesn't Work 61 Lost_In_Place 21-Nov-19 02:17
The Grinch that Stole X-Mas 52 Lost_In_Place 18-Dec-19 02:17
Ban Blinding LEDs - FB Group 33 Lost_In_Place 24-Dec-19 02:30

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