LED Lighting Health and Safety

In this article we look at the four key health and safety benefits of industrial lighting. Sourcing three recent news articles and summarising their findings to highlight how your business can benefit. We look at how LED lighting can reduce risks of accidents, increase alertness, reduce eye strain and headaches and eliminate toxic exposure. 

LED industrial lighting and health and safety
LED Lighting has several key health and safety benefits

Visibility  

Businesses who install LED lighting in their workplaces such as; offices, warehouses, factories and other industrial spaces are able to enhance their employee’s health and well-being (ECN). LED lighting is the clearest form of lighting on the market and provides industry with greater visibility compared to other forms of lighting such as; fluorescentmetal halide and high pressure sodium lighting.

Greater visibility reduces the risk of accidents. Staff who can see potential hazards will be more likely to avoid them. The superb clarity also enables your staff to work to much greater productivity. 

Alertness 

The level of alertness is another health benefit associated with LED lighting which (Spec Grade LED). Research shows LED lighting’s targeted blue wavelength reduces the amount of melatonin created in the human body. The absence of melatonin therefore increases levels of alertness. Therefore, when LED lighting is installed into a workplace, staff show increased levels of alertness, productivity and safety  

Non-Flickering 

It is also common knowledge that flickering light is eliminated with LED lighting (Spec Grade LED). For many years, employees were subjected to flickering with older forms of lighting, which were found to cause a range of ailments such as headaches, eye strain and other problems. With LED lighting staff are now able to work in increased comfort. 

Non-Toxic Materials 

HPS bulbs, contain dangerous levels of Mercury (LEDs Magazine). It is found that a single HPS bulb holds sufficient mercury vapour to poison an entire room. Exposure to such an event could cause severe symptoms to those working in the vicinity and a possibility of lifelong adverse effects. To mitigate this risk, LED lighting contains zero mercury or any other hazardous material. This eliminates the risk of toxic exposure to your workers and allays related health concerns 

These findings establish LED lighting as a modern, safe and reliable option which can enhance employees ability to work to their potential. LED’s output is by far the clearest on the market as well as having the ability to increase alertness enables your employees to work to greater detail and safety. The annoyance of flickering has been eliminated reducing the number of staff health issues including eye-strain and headaches. Finally, and most importantly LED lighting contains no hazardous materials.   

What are your thoughts on the health and safety aspect of LED lighting? Do you have any questions on how your business could benefit from LED lighting? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the contact form below or we can provide a site visit.