Are blue LEDs harmful?
Table of Contents
- Are blue LEDs harmful?
- Is it bad to sleep with blue LED lights?
- Should I sleep with LED lights on?
- Do LED lights interfere with sleep?
- What color should your LED lights be when you sleep?
- Is the blue light in LED light bulbs a health concern?
- Is it bad to use blue light at night?
- What are the effects of blue light on your body?
- Are there any negative effects of using LED lights at night?
Are blue LEDs harmful?
A 2012 Spanish study found that LED radiation can cause irreversible damage to the retina. A 2019 report from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) warned of the “phototoxic effects” of blue light exposure, including an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration.
Is it bad to sleep with blue LED lights?
Exposure to all colors of light helps control your natural sleep-and-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. More so than any other color, blue light messes with your body's ability to prepare for sleep because it blocks a hormone called melatonin that makes you sleepy.
Should I sleep with LED lights on?
It's well-documented that exposure to blue light can negatively impact your sleep quality. Electronic screens, LED lights, and fluorescent lights can all contain blue light. One small older study from 1991 and one 2016 study on mice found evidence that green light could also negatively impact melatonin levels.
Do LED lights interfere with sleep?
All artificial light, including LEDs, fluorescent bulbs and incandescent bulbs, can interrupt normal sleep patterns. The body's biological clock works in rhythms that are set by the amount of light and dark the body is exposed to. This is called the circadian rhythm.
What color should your LED lights be when you sleep?
red light color What LED light color is best for your sleep? A red light color is best for sleep because it has a low color temperature, far lower than regular sunlight. You can be immersed in red light at night without giving your body a jolt and altering your internal clock as blue light does.
Is the blue light in LED light bulbs a health concern?
So is the blue light in LED light bulbs a health concern? Yes, but a variety of factors will affect the severity of the risk: The LED light intensity - placing a light bulb close to your face will expose you to a lot more blue light than sitting farther away from it
Is it bad to use blue light at night?
Now before you throw out all of your night lights, consider this: not all light at night is bad for you. Blue light, the type of bright light that comes from natural sunlight and the LCD/LED screens of our electronic devices, can boost our attention, reaction times and moods during the day.
What are the effects of blue light on your body?
To take advantage of the effects that blue light has on our bodies, we can expose our skin or eyes to an adequate source of blue light (a special LED lamp). The duration and time of day for the exposure will depend on the condition we wish to improve.
Are there any negative effects of using LED lights at night?
But all that light isn’t always positive – particularly at night. Here’s an illuminating fact: the negative effects of using LED and blue lights at night can be both mental and physical, and they far outweigh any perceived benefits. Hmmm. Sounds like it’s time to come to the dark side – at least after the sun sets.