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Aren't fluorescent lights bad for our eyes compared to incandescent lights?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 30, 2014 01:03 AM
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The push toward CFL's is suspicious to me because I've read articles by doctors warning that fluorescent lights can tax the eyes because they work by emitting very short bursts of light which cause the eyes to continually attempt to adjust to them. I found the comments logical because when fluorescents start to fail, the light they emit visually vibrates, and causes people to complain. How 'green' can this product be if it can strain our eyes - or is our health not considered in this conversion to CDLs?




 

 

The push toward CFL's is suspicious to me because I've read articles by doctors warning that fluorescent lights can tax the eyes because they work by emitting very short bursts of light which cause the eyes to continually attempt to adjust to them. I found the comments logical because when fluorescents start to fail, the light they emit visually vibrates, and causes people to complain. How 'green' can this product be if it can strain our eyes - or is our health not considered in this conversion to CDLs?

That was somewhat true of the old fluorescent lights, not the new ones. Why you ask? The old fluorescent lights were powered by a magnetic ballast that worked at 60...


 

 

 
 
 

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