5 Health Benefits of LED bulbs
The latest generation of LED light bulbs look better than ever, but are they good for your health?
New research suggests that there are a variety of health benefits to using modern LED light bulbs. We've collected the top 5 health benefits from using LED light bulbs, right here.
Helps Re-align Your Circadian Rhythm
LED bulbs, due to their ability to emit light at precise wavelengths, can help improve your circadian rhythms, especially if you live in an area with long, dark winters. LED bulbs can produce both energy-stimulating "blue" light as well as relaxation-inducing "warm" light, depending on the bulb.
During the day, natural sunlight effectively decreases your body's production of melatonin--a natural sleep inducer. That's why when it's sunny out most people have more energy.
In areas where sunlight is sparse, especially during winter, LED bulbs with a greater amount of "blue" light will have a similar effect to sunlight on your energy levels.
On the other hand, if you're looking to relax, a warmer toned LED light will help your body produce more melatonin, thereby preparing your body for rest and bed.
Helps decrease headaches
Have you ever noticed your old traditional bulb, or even a CFL bulb flicker? This flickering, even when minor, has been linked with headaches and other health problems. LED bulbs do not flicker and are therefore better for those prone to headaches.
"LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting."
Increases Productivity and Knowledge Retention
As you may have guessed, since daylight LED bulbs closely mimic the kind of light the sun produces, they can help you stay more alert and clear during the daytime. This helps increase productivity and learning capability. Recent studies also show increased productivity levels in students and employees when LED bulbs are used.
Decreases Anxiety and Stress
Because LED light bulbs can be programmed for a variety of hues and brightnesses, health professionals are looking into using variable LED lighting throughout the day and night for patients who struggle with anxiety and depression.
Improves Air Quality
Sure, it might not happen right away, but another great benefit of using LED bulbs is that you will be using much less electricity, which means a reduction in carbon emissions. And that's great for our planet and generations to come.
At BFranklin, we're huge believers in the difference LED bulbs can make in both your health and quality of light in your home, not to mention the money-saving effect it has on your pocketbook. We also aim to make it as easy as possible to replace your old bulbs. You can go ahead and try out some of our bulbs, or upgrade your entire home to energy-efficient, beautiful lighting with just a few clicks.