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Are LED lights harmful?

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LED lamps are often promoted as energy-efficient lighting for both inside the home and outside.

However, experts say that LED lighting -- if not installed in moderation -- could affect our health.

Blue light exposure disrupts our body’s ability to produce melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep. When this process is disrupted, our body's clock goes off rhythm.

Many studies have suggested that blue light emitted by our mobile phones and laptops is disruptive because its short wavelength tells our brain to stay alert.

The United States Department of Energy has claimed that LED lights are no more harmful than any other lighting. However, we should ensure that lighting products meet photobiological safety standards, says Lighting Designer and Educator Anil Valia .

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Printable version | Dec 12, 2019 1:54:13 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/are-led-lights-harmful/article23255686.ece

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