Because of their ability to consume 85 percent less energy and last for 10 years, LED lights have been touted as one of the most super-efficient and an environment friendly alternative to traditional blubs. They have been in the limelight for eliminating the electricity demands of residential and commercial lightning. They are widely used in mobile phones, televisions and computer screens. They are also fitted in houses and can be replaced for traditional lighting. Although they cost more than traditional bulbs, they consume less electricity and power. As the radiant output power of LED’s continues to increase, there is growing concern over the significant eye damage that LED lights can cause.
According to the research conducted by Dr. Celia Sanchez Ramos, a vision researcher of Complutense University – Madrid, Spain, LED or light-emitting diode lights can have adverse effects on your eyes. Prolonged exposure to LED lights can cause permanent and irreparable damage to the retinal pigment epithelial cells of the eye which cannot be regenerated or replaced. Celia claims that LED lights comes from the short-wave, high-energy blue and violet end of the visible light spectrum. Researchers have pointed out to the fact that the blue glare emits high levels of radiation that is known to hurt the eyes.
Human have their eyes open for 6,000 hours a year and are constantly exposed to artificial light. So, it is advisable to close your eyes every now and then to soften the impact and give your eyes the much needed rest. Researchers have pointed out that it is essential to cut off this blue glare of the LED lights by placing in built-in filters in computer, TV screens and mobiles phones, to prevent damage to the eye. Another way to protect your eyes is to indulge in a well-balanced diet comprising Vitamin A like spinach and peppers and protecting your eyes with a good pair of sunglasses equipped with UV filter rays.