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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Realtruth
First thing i noticed is that this Dr sounds exactly like the nihilists from the big lebowski. Further commentary soon.
This caught my interest because i recently changed all of my workspace lighting to LED. I don't like it very much. It puts a blue hue over everything and changes the "feel" of these rooms. I thought i would get used to it after a couple of weeks, but it still feels "fake".
Also, it is nearly impossible to take pictures of my work and get a good representaion of the colors in my photos. It saps the color and makes photos look bland.
originally posted by: sapien82
surely this can only be bad unless they use the 97 CRI ones
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
The report this thread was based on is pure poppycock, written (I would assume) to try and bring back CFLs. After all, a lot of places invested heavily in CFL production when incandescents were phased out, only to have them replaced within a few short years by LED bulbs.
Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, can be harmful to your health.
In conclusion, the present findings suggest that the blue LED light can damage the retinal cone photoreceptor cells severely.
Antioxidants could potentially be used to improve the retinal photoreceptor cell damage induced by blue LED light.
Although we are convinced that exposure to blue light from LEDs in the range 470–480 nm for a short to medium period (days to a few weeks) should not significantly increase the risk of development of ocular pathologies, this conclusion cannot be generalized to a long-term exposure (months to years).
Finally, we believe that additional studies on the safety of long-term exposure to low levels of blue light are needed to determine the effects of blue light on the eye.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
originally posted by: dashen
Take the time to notice how most of Television programming and video games is 90% blue and 10% yellow
That was something I noticed 10 -15 years ago, all the movies shot in a blue hue everywhere. I hate it, it's depressing to look at and it's very unrealistic. Those blue car headlights; first time I saw a pair of those I nearly wrecked from being confused by them. They are ridiculously bright and make everything else go dark due to the extreme glare. They ought to be illegal.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Realtruth
I serviced a full industrial lettuce growing facility here in Detroit that uses only Red LED's.
Urban gardening is the next big industry vertical. While the legalized cannabis industry is great you cannot eat your weed for sustenance* and growing vegetables indoors, particularly repurposed warehouses and such is going to be huge.
*I know people are going to tell me they've tried but it's not exactly an AMA recommended diet.