LED Lighting: An Active Contribution to Eye Health

TiL 2018 - Heart & Soul
26 Sep 2018
14:30-15:00
Seegalerie

LED Lighting: An Active Contribution to Eye Health

LED Lighting offers immense opportunity, now with processor control, to positively impact on eye health. Recent research in Europe, USA and Australasia reveals how light can be used to improve eye-health at various levels. The strategic application of modified (LED) human-centric-lighting offers to dramatically reduce the incidence and progression of myopia (nearsightedness) whilst simultaneously protecting the eye from hazardous wavelengths of short wavelength blue light (the so-called, ‘blue light hazard’). In East Asia, myopia affects up to 80% of high school graduates and 95% of university graduates. The LED lighting industry now has the opportunity the be a leader in providing safe, affordable illumination that offers a remedy to the global epidemic of myopia and other potentially serious eye-related health issues. This lecture will be supported with PowerPoint presentation to show the latest research in light, eyes and brain function. This will teach how current technology in LED lighting can be readily applied for improvement in human health and well-being.

Objectives of the lecture…
To educate the audience on the seriousness of the global problem of some serious eye-health issues.
To show how LED lighting can be applied to reduce the risk of myopia and macular degeneration.
To motivate LED manufacturers and vendors to offer an innovative method to support eye health.