Are led strip lights bad for your eyes? That’s the question my friend asked me the other day. LED lights are becoming increasingly popular, especially since they are usually more efficient than other lights. The debate over LED light safety continues, but the fact remains that they are popular. We all know that blue light has been shown to affect sleep, but what about LED lights that are primarily red and orange. Does the color of the light really matter?
Are led strip lights bad for your eyes?
Yes they are. Many of the LED strips sold in the market today are still using the same blue-white LEDs. The brightness of these LEDs can be up to 100 times greater than a standard incandescent bulb. This is why they are called Cree LEDs or Nichia LEDs. They produce a lot of blue light when turned on. Our body will naturally produce melatonin in the evening when exposed to blue light. Melatonin is a hormone that helps in sleep.
However, too much of it can lead to a condition called “Circadian Disruption”. When you have circadian disruption, you have a hard time sleeping and increased levels of stress. Due to the blue light from the LED strips, the body is stimulated to produce more melatonin. So, the result is that you feel tired easily and you have a hard time waking up in the morning.
Not, if you use them in moderation. The lights are very close to your eyes, but they don’t shine directly in them. The lights form an oval in front of your eyes when you use them for reading. Even when you’re wearing lenses, you can use light therapy at night for your health.
Are led strip lights dangerous?
No, not really. As long as you do not apply power to them. If you wire them incorrectly, they will give a shock to anyone who touches them. LED strip lights are like magnets. They are made of solid-state semiconductor material, not magnets. Actually, if you get nailed by one, you might get shocked by the electricity running through it. But it’s rare you can get one running on 120V, so it’s not so dangerous.
Are led strip lights safe?
LED lighting is safe for human beings. But it is not advisable to have them under direct exposure, especially in the children’s room. Since they are led strips lights, they are not that efficient in heat dissipation. Like all led lights, they have the tendency to get warmer the longer they are being used. So it is not advisable to have them in hot places, the bedroom being one of them. And when they are in operation, make sure they are well ventilated.
LED lights are safer than the fluorescent or incandescent lights used in most homes. Fluorescent lights use mercury, which is toxic. Incandescent lights give off infrared light, which is even more dangerous. LED lights are completely infrared-free. They are also mercury-free, so they are much safer for the environment. LED lights are also around 80% more efficient than fluorescent lights. They use less electricity, so you don’t have to leave the lights on as long.
Do Led strip lights cause cancer?
There is a lot of misinformation about if led lights cause cancer or not. So I did a lot of research and found out that led lights do not cause any cancer. In fact if you use a led lamp in a room with strong winds it may cause some genetic mutation in plants. This is the only way led light can cause any damage to plants or the human body.