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Effect of blue-rich LED lighting on human physiological system

Effect of blue-rich LED lighting on human physiological system

By BizLED Bureau

Feb 23, 2016: The impact of blue-rich light on humans can be beneficial and ignoring that benefit could do some harm. Researchers are still exploring, what is a well-known fact that everything is not known about optimal light dosage on unseen part of the human physiological system. Here the dosage is being referred to amount, spectrum, time of day, and duration of light.

According Deborah Burnett, a senior researcher in health and wellness warns of strong interactions of medications with light. Though, a lot has been explored to significantly improve a lot of existing lighting. We will discuss how keeping the existing LED lighting can often cause harm.

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A common example is office employees exposed to fluorescent or LED light at 3000K or 3500K all day long. Such workers are not exposed to daylight for the required need, and they do not take sufficient breaks outside during the day. Such light should not be used one to two hours before going to bed even fixed 5000K LED lighting would be much better for both short- and long-term alertness.

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Caffeine-like effect

Researchers are exploring that blue-enriched light can be better than caffeine. Time of the day can is one factor, people have a sense of the best light dosing at different times of the day for different tasks without understanding or knowing of the neuroscience. With cost-effective, tunable LED lights that can be adjusted as per need. Many enthusiastic await proper fundings to explore other possibilities.

Myth about lights

For a long time, exterior and interior electric lighting has been blamed for cancer and other health problems of night-shift workers. The problem lies in working late or overnight and has no connection with light. A survey reported that there are more medical errors in hospitals during night shifts than the two other shifts combined together.

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