A few simple facts about LED Lighting.
We regularly come across questions about LED lighting and its the affects on people’s health and well-being. The questions are typically along the lines of:
- can LED Lighting give you a headache
- can LED Lighting cause headaches
- can LED Lighting make you sick
- can can LED Lighting be harmful
- are LED Lighting safe (sic)
- is LED Lighting bad for you
- is LED Lighting bad for your eyes
- is LED Lighting better
It is proven to deliver “human centric” benefits, positively affecting our:
- Circadium Rythms
- Visual Acuity
- Productivity and Performance
A properly functioning circadian rhythm will maximise production of Vitamin D, serotonin and dopamine at midday.
Serotonin is a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body. It is sometimes called the “happy chemical”, because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness. It is mainly found in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Dopamine is a chemical found naturally in the human body. It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain. Dopamine plays a part in controlling the movements a person makes, as well as their emotional responses. The right balance of dopamine is vital for both physical and mental wellbeing.
So, in terms of health, LED is the best light source other than the sun.
LED is also much better in terms of light quality as it enables us to:
- The colour of the light (measured in CCT) is precise.
- Distribute the light much more uniformly and much more precisely – and with less waste.
- Much better colour rendering (the closer to their true colour that objects appear).
- It is typically 75% to 85% more energy efficient than other artificial lighting.
See also our blog: Who wouldn’t want to install LED Lighting