Here at Tim Kyle, we are all about saving you money and cutting back on energy waste. This is why we’re big advocates of using LED lights, since they are the leader in efficiency. Unfortunately, some people have a particular sensitivity to these bulbs, and so they may not be an option for every homeowner.
Photosensitivity Can Prevent Use of LED Lights
Just as staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause eye strain, LED lights have the same effect on some people. Understandably, this makes LEDs a less-appealing option for a portion of the population. This affliction – photosenstivity – actually affects about a million people to some degree.
If you are light-sensitive, then you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive squinting or blinking
- Pain or discomfort in the eyes, including any inflammation, watering, or burning
- Headaches or dizziness
Of course, these can be related to a number of causes, but one possibility is related to LED bulbs. They are bright and have a particular color temperature (cool) which can cause discomfort in some. Of course, if the lights are flickering, then this malfunction may cause irritation to people as a result of the strobe.
Having photosensitivity doesn’t mean that you have to shun LED lights entirely, though. It’s possible to utilize dimmer switches to cut down on the intensity of the light. You can also find warmer-hued LEDs, which would eliminate the strain that some experience with “blue” lights. Finally, consider testing out smart bulbs in your home or office, since they often have even more control over their settings to suit your needs.
You shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable using the most efficient bulbs on the market. Let us help you to find a way to live with LEDs! Contact us today to learn more about how you can adjust your lighting to eliminate eye strain while also saving energy. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling has been delighting our customers with responsive, trusted and professional electrical services since 1986. We provide residential, commercial and solar power services and are experts in our field. Our team of professionally trained employees uphold our core values of honesty, respect and integrity. We are available 24/7 for your electrical servicing needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next electrical project.