LEDs are Safe says EU Report

Energy saving LED lights have revolutionised the market of lighting, offering superior performance to its traditional counterparts: being low energy and environmentally friendly. They have been classed as the best way to reduce electricity demands for residential and commercial lighting.  With the growing use of LED lights, there have been concerns that LED lights might damage people’s eyes, skin and even disrupt sleep. However, a recent report issued has declared LED lights safe.

A European Union committee that specialises in emergency health risks has released the findings of a new report on the potential hazards of LED lighting. The report concluded that there is ‘no evidence of diverse health effects’

Any health risk previously associated with LED lighting have tended to be based on conditions and exposure levels that don’t reflect real life.  The committee did acknowledge ‘low levels of evidence’ that exposure to LED backlit screens late at night can disrupt circadian rhythms, but went on to say that it is not even clear if the apparent effect on people’s sleep was due to the light itself or due to the mental activity involved in using a LED backlit device.

Other LED products studied during the report were virtual reality headsets. It has been said that the LED light source was causing disorientation and nausea, but in actual fact the study concluded that the motion sickness was the cause of these adverse symptoms.

In the past decade LED performance has accelerated dramatically and a wave of new commercial, industrial and institutional LED fixtures have stormed the lighting market. All lighting products are subject to EU energy labelling and eco-design requirements.  LED lighting products will all come with energy labels and information printed on the product. The rating system ranges from ‘A++’ the most efficient, to ‘E’ the least efficient.

So, as we all knew already, LED lights are safe. LED lights once again prove they benefit both our environments and our wallets!

Ringtail Lighting is a leading UK manufacturer, designer, and supplier of professional LED emergency and amenity lighting equipment. Ringtail celebrates its 20th year this year, established in 1997 it has been manufacturing emergency lighting for satisfied customer in the UK and across the globe. Ringtail ship its lighting to over 15 countries worldwide, with a host of international distributors stocking our lighting products.

Ringtail’s emergency lighting range utilises cutting-edge technology designed to exceed the latest lighting industry standards. This leading emergency lighting supplier offer a comprehensive range of quality lighting products and even offer a bespoke product service. Ringtail’s aim is to create products that meet its customers specific design criteria, working closely with architects and electrical contractors to understand the current demands.

Ringtail’s range of amenity general lighting luminaires offer a cost-effective solution to combining emergency and mains lighting. These units were traditionally manufactured with fluorescent lamps, but now LED technology has developed sufficiently to reduce the energy consumption and improve the light output.

All Ringtail’s lighting is supplied with at least a 3-year warranty, with many offering up to 5-years of warranty. Ringtail have become renowned in the emergency lighting market for creating reliable, high-quality and efficient using the latest LED technology. To view Ringtail’s full range click here.

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