Benefits of Light
7 COMPELLING TIPS TO HAVE LED LIGHTS
Quality HealthLED lighting has been proven to increase well-being and to be beneficial in healthcare environments. The light output is the closest spectral match to sunlight of any type of light, providing the safest, healthiest and easiest light to see. It has been shown to decrease headaches, dizziness and nausea that can be caused by the gaps and spikes in color of fluorescents and incandescent, as well by the common flickering and hum of fluorescents.
The positive effect of LED lighting on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) have been demonstrated by research. It is possible to control the color temperature and brightness of LED lights so the ideal light can be used in each room. A slight difference in color can affect how well we sleep and how alert we feel when we are awake. The blue spectrum suppresses melatonin which improves sleep quality. LEDs contribute to a healthy sleep/wake cycle which is crucial to mental cognition and physical well-being. In a recent study, a 24-hour controlled LED lighting scheme increased night time sleep in ADRD patients by 24% and reduced behaviors like nocturnal wandering, agitation, and abusive outbursts. They are also used to treat depressive disorders because the similarity to natural sunlight improves mood and decreases
Vision loss and eye disorders can also be prevented with LED lighting. They only produce light in the visible range with no damaging UV or infrared radiation. UV light contributes to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. Superior control of light levels provided by LEDs also prevents straining the eyes which is especially important to seniors whose eyes let less light in and take longer to adjust to changes in light levels.
LED lighting emits very little heat, so they will not cause severe pain if an accident does happen. Traditional bulbs generate heat and will get very hot, very quickly. Hence it is safer for the use of elderly.
Strong and Less Likely to BreakOther types of bulbs are also made of glass, making them vulnerable to breaking rather easily. The last thing you want is for glass to break around elderly, especially when it’s hot. It's even worse if you break a CFL bulb inside your home. Because they contain a small amount of mercury, special care must be followed to clean up a broken CFL bulb to prevent unsafe exposure to occupants within the immediate area. LED bulbs, on the other hand, are typically made of durable epoxy lenses, so it takes much more strength to break one. Even if you accidentally drop it on a hard surface, it’s unlikely to shatter all over the place.
Easier to Recycle & No Toxic ChemicalsUnlike CFL bulbs, LED does not use any mercury and other potentially hazardous materials. Not only does this eliminate your risk of exposure, it also makes it easier for you to get rid of the bulb when you’re done with it. LED bulbs are also 100 percent recyclable, whereas incandescent bulbs aren’t and CFL bulbs need to be taken to a special drop-off point to be recycled due to its use of mercury.
Use Less Energy (And Last Longer)The main reason that LED bulbs are eco-friendly, is because they use a fraction of the energy that other light bulbs use, and they also last significantly longer. Another significant benefit of LED lighting is how little energy they use. Residential LED bulbs use 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb, yet it lasts 25 times longer than a traditional bulb, end up spending less money on both electricity and replacement bulbs.
Can Operate in Extreme TemperaturesLED bulbs are designed to withstand extreme temperatures. This type of lighting is an ideal choice in hot weather, as it is unlikely to overheat and burst, or add extra unwanted heat to the area they are used within. On the flip side, they are also popular in cold weather because they can withstand frigid outdoor temperatures, making them a great choice if you want to put out holiday decorations in a cold climate.
Brightens InstantlyLED lights reach 100 percent brightness instantly. They are also great for rooms where the lights go on and off frequently. Switching LEDs on and off many times throughout a day does not have a negative effect to its overall performance or durability. It will light up to its full brightness and continue to last for many years, no matter how frequently you turn them on and off.
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