LED Lights and Eye Safety

Eco Design Notes Issue 2

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This Eco Design Note examines safety issues related to LED lights and the consumers who use them. Specifically, it explores three basic questions: Can off-grid LED lights be too bright, posing a hazard to people looking at them? Alternately, can they be too dim, harming adults and children who use inadequate lights to read and work? Finally, does the light produced by LEDs disturb sleep patterns and hormone levels?

This document was produced by Lighting Global Quality Assurance. In February 2020, Lighting Global Quality Assurance evolved to become VeraSol, an independent program offering quality assurance services for solar energy kits and off-grid appliances.