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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 6874 Lost_In_Place 16-Sep-18 02:36
Re: LED Lighting 760 D-Archer 16-Sep-18 07:47
Re: LED Lighting 715 Lost_In_Place 16-Sep-18 08:23
Re: LED Lighting 628 D-Archer 18-Sep-18 08:55
Re: LED Lighting 589 Lost_In_Place 18-Sep-18 10:17
Re: LED Lighting 541 D-Archer 19-Sep-18 15:12
Stray voltage 555 MDaines 14-Oct-18 08:11
Re: Stray voltage 516 Lost_In_Place 14-Oct-18 10:41
Re: Stray voltage 513 D-Archer 15-Oct-18 07:39
LED driver and ripple current 532 Richard Fusniak 20-Nov-18 21:39
Re: LED driver and ripple current 448 Lost_In_Place 22-Nov-18 00:54
Correlated color temperature (CCT) 219 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 21:40
Re: Correlated color temperature (CCT) 187 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 00:41
Emotional conspiracy rant. 197 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 10:48
Re: Emotional conspiracy rant. 201 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 11:55
BS EN 62471 and IEC/EN 62471 for LED Lighting Products 195 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 16:46
Re: BS EN 62471 and IEC/EN 62471 for LED Lighting Products 201 Lost_In_Place 09-Oct-19 02:37
About blue light and evolution 212 Richard Fusniak 09-Oct-19 19:11
Re: About blue light and evolution 188 Lost_In_Place 10-Oct-19 00:44
Flicker from bulbs likely to trigger migraines 186 Richard Fusniak 10-Oct-19 07:53
Re: Flicker from bulbs likely to trigger migraines 175 Lost_In_Place 10-Oct-19 23:30
Mod Note > Topic Moved 502 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Sep-18 13:58
Re: LED Lighting 623 Raja 16-Sep-18 18:21
Re: LED Lighting 611 Lost_In_Place 17-Sep-18 09:55
Re: LED Lighting 546 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-18 02:02
Re: LED Lighting 559 Lost_In_Place 17-Sep-18 09:45
Re: LED Lighting 496 D-Archer 18-Sep-18 08:56
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This should be in the Science section 471 MDaines 13-Oct-18 13:22
Re: This should be in the Science section 460 Lost_In_Place 14-Oct-18 10:27
Re: This should be in the Science section 468 D-Archer 15-Oct-18 07:41
Re: This should be in the Science section 460 MDaines 15-Oct-18 07:54
Re: This should be in the Science section 476 Lost_In_Place 15-Oct-18 15:55
Re: This should be in the Science section 461 D-Archer 28-Oct-18 10:48
Star Trek Enterprise Lights 434 Lost_In_Place 27-Nov-18 01:06
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Fake Moon Rising 528 Lost_In_Place 19-Oct-18 15:45
Re: Fake Moon Rising 486 MDaines 22-Oct-18 16:05
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Nocturnal Species 463 Lost_In_Place 26-Oct-18 15:58
Tall Tale? 454 Lost_In_Place 26-Oct-18 19:53
Halloween 465 Lost_In_Place 03-Nov-18 02:12
Green Surveillance 443 Lost_In_Place 10-Nov-18 01:00
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Philadelphia Slavedom 468 Lost_In_Place 13-Nov-18 02:01
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The WHO 430 Lost_In_Place 08-Dec-18 05:05
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Et tu ACLU 407 Lost_In_Place 15-Dec-18 01:53
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One Head Light 395 Lost_In_Place 19-Jan-19 06:23
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Re: LED Lighting 323 Eddie Larry 15-Mar-19 14:35
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Re: LED Lighting 315 Eddie Larry 16-Mar-19 03:53
Re: LED Lighting 372 Lost_In_Place 17-Mar-19 23:34
Re: LED Lighting 198 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 09:56
Re: LED Lighting 189 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 00:44
Stop mocking 186 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 10:52
Re: Stop mocking 181 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 12:06
Re: LED Lighting 301 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:15
Re: LED Lighting 192 Richard Fusniak 06-Oct-19 10:05
Re: LED Lighting 185 Lost_In_Place 07-Oct-19 12:12
Re: LED Lighting 193 Richard Fusniak 07-Oct-19 16:19
Re: LED Lighting 181 Lost_In_Place 09-Oct-19 02:48
Re: LED Lighting 277 poster72 16-May-19 18:25
Re: LED Lighting 289 Lost_In_Place 17-May-19 20:46
Re: LED Lighting 292 jazzmumbles 19-May-19 02:51
Re: LED Lighting 281 Lost_In_Place 20-May-19 06:20
Re: LED Lighting 284 Lost_In_Place 20-May-19 23:44
Re: LED Lighting 274 Lost_In_Place 25-May-19 21:48
Saving Private Ryan 315 Lost_In_Place 27-May-19 19:54
Smart Tech Really Dumb 301 Lost_In_Place 04-Jul-19 00:27
Amtrak Parking Lot Lighting 228 Lost_In_Place 29-Aug-19 03:31
Logic Short-Circuit 220 Lost_In_Place 31-Aug-19 10:46
Hong Kong 219 Lost_In_Place 31-Aug-19 11:53
Denver 212 Lost_In_Place 09-Sep-19 00:21
Re: Denver 226 Glass Jigsaw 09-Sep-19 11:39
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Aloha What Tha 250 Lost_In_Place 10-Sep-19 00:45
The Doplar Shaft (or what you will) 208 Lost_In_Place 11-Oct-19 00:45
No Doppler shift 184 Richard Fusniak 12-Oct-19 15:28
Re: No Doppler shift 192 Lost_In_Place 13-Oct-19 02:18
Re: No Doppler shift 190 Richard Fusniak 13-Oct-19 08:47
Re: No Doppler shift 208 Lost_In_Place 15-Oct-19 13:21
Morning Jail Break 230 Lost_In_Place 22-Oct-19 00:52
Re: Morning Jail Break 167 MDaines 11-Nov-19 14:53
Re: Morning Jail Break 183 Lost_In_Place 11-Nov-19 17:11
Brazen LED-Lit Crime Spree 191 Lost_In_Place 14-Nov-19 04:34
Old Style Doesn't Work 189 Lost_In_Place 21-Nov-19 02:17
The Grinch that Stole X-Mas 185 Lost_In_Place 18-Dec-19 02:17
Ban Blinding LEDs - FB Group 184 Lost_In_Place 24-Dec-19 02:30
LED Pandemic 160 Lost_In_Place 13-Mar-20 00:16

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