The flickering LED lights (like strobe lights) can cause me symptoms including headaches, eyestrain, nausea, vertigo and more.
If you are experiencing any of those symptoms when looking at your Christmas tree, get some new lights.
What are the side effects of LED lights?
Little wonder that many people complain of itchiness, redness in the eyes and mild headaches after continuous exposure to LED lights. The AMA says that life-long exposure of the retina and lens to blue peaks from LEDs can increase the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.
Are LED lights harmful to health?
The light from LEDs is not emitted in 360 degrees like other bulbs; the concentration of direction makes these lights more powerful, and therefore potentially more dangerous. Particular care should be taken when exposed to blue LED lights.
Can LED lights cause vertigo?
If light makes you dizzy, you are not alone. The truth is any type of bright light can cause dizzy spells for someone who is light sensitive and/or prone to vertigo. This means even moderately bright light can trigger reactions in the eye and brain, thus bringing on symptoms of their condition.
Can LED lights explode?
All bulbs, with the exception of LEDs, produce light by the electrical excitation of a filament or an enclosed gas, and that excitation produces heat. Electricity and heat can cause bulbs to explode. A power surge can cause a light bulb to explode.