LED Light Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

LED Light Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

21 Jul

LED Light Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Light sensitivity is a common issue that effects many people around the world. While sufferers of photophobia are accustomed to making lifestyle adjustments when exposed to natural light, many people are unaware that LED lights can also trigger reactions. LED lighting is an incredible technology that helps conserve energy and reduces monthly utility expenses for home and business owners worldwide. In today’s modern high tech environment, it can be difficult to avoid LED light bulbs and LED screens on devices. At Mr. Electric, we provide a wide variety of professional residential and commercial electrical services in Atlanta, Dunoody, Duluth, Kennesaw, Lilburn, Milton, Smyrna, Suwanee, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Georgia and other surrounding cities. We want to help our clients identify whether they are prone to LED light sensitivity and provide practical ways to reduce symptoms so they can continue to enjoy the amazing benefits of LED lights and displays. 

Understanding LED Light Sensitivity

Photosensitivity, also known as photophobia is a non-life threatening medical condition where exposure to certain wavelengths of light can create problematic symptoms. While it won’t cause severe harm, it can create extreme discomfort in many individuals, and there is no current cure. Millions of people around the world have been diagnosed with this condition, and it is relatively common. However, in the past sensitivity was mostly caused by exposure to natural sunlight or excessively bright synthetic lighting. Sadly, many varieties of LED lights and LED display screens can also bring on the same issues for those who struggle with photophobia.  

Common Symptoms of Sufferers

Symptoms and levels of discomfort can vary widely from person to person. However, the most common effects of LED light sensitivity, or photophobia in general include:

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Dizziness/ Vertigo
  • Eye Pain and Discomfort When Exposed to Light
  • Watering Eyes
  • Eye Inflammation

How Can You Reduce the Negative Effects of LED Light Sensitivity?

Thankfully, there are steps you can take to possibly reduce some of these detrimental symptoms. The brightness of certain light, flashing or flickering lights and blue-green spectrum light wavelengths create all contribute to the extent of someone’s reaction. Therefore, those who suffer from LED light sensitivity can improve their circumstances by purchasing bulbs with lower light intensity, choosing lights with warmer tones and installing smart bulbs that can be easily adjusted to suit the needs of everyone in the household. 

Need Professional Lighting Installation, Repair or Replacement? Call Mr. Electric

Do you need to adjust the lighting in your home or business to accommodate those with LED light sensitivity? The certified electricians at Mr. Electric of Atlanta provide many commercial and residential lighting services including smart lighting system installation and lighting repair or replacement. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have, and can work one on one to create a customized service plan that meets your unique needs and budget. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule a convenient appointment with an Atlanta electrician near you.