AEMC® – Office Lighting

AEMC® – Office Lighting

Office Lighting and AEMC Lightmeters
Many facilities are replacing traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED and fluorescent lights to reduce their energy costs. Unfortunately, these new lighting sources may be increasing the risk of eye strain and related symptoms. LEDs typically produce light in the high-energy blue and violet end of the visible light spectrum, which can significantly impact eyesight. Fluorescent lighting is also being studied for its potential detrimental health effects. For instance, some fluorescent lights emit high levels of ultraviolet radiation, which has been cited as potentially damaging to vision. As a result, many people are paying special attention to the levels of LED and fluorescent lighting in their facilities.

Others are concerned about lighting levels in their locations. Clinicians are raising questions about the effects of working in environments that are too bright, too dark, or inconsistently lit. Perhaps even more important than brightness level is intensity evenness. Bright LEDs can often illuminate objects unevenly, causing high contrast images that can produce eye strain.

This video is a quick review of some measures you can take to help minimize the effects of poor quality lighting. Along the way, we briefly discuss AEMC instruments, including the Lightmeter Data Logger Model 1110, that enable you to monitor illumination in your facility, to ensure your employees are provided with a well-lit and healthy environment.

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