Blue Light of LED Streetlights Linked to Breast and Prostate Cancer

The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked to a significant increase in the risk of breast and prostate cancer, innovative new research has concluded.
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LRC Calls for Volunteers for Study on Effects of Light from iPad Screens

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is recruiting subjects 18-30 years old to participate in a paid study that will take place on four consecutive Fridays: September 30, October 7, October 14, and October 21. The goal of the study is to test the effects of light from Apple iPad screens on melatonin production.
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Northwestern University Finds Blue Light Exposure in the Evening Can Alter Metabolism

Exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.  
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Philips to Launch Smartphones that Reduce Eye Strain in China

Philips introduced two new smartphones that employs its Soft Blue technology to reduce eye strain in October 31, 2015 in China, according to an article from Vine Report.
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Too Much Blue Light Can Damage Your Eyes

Blue light is important for the body to regulate the circadian rhythm, but too much exposure can cause permanent damage to the eyes, reported Pocono Record.
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The Truth about Blue Light and Cancer

We live in a non-stop world where most of us are sleeping less than previous generations. The ready availability of artificial light has made it easy to work and socialize around the clock – leading many health professionals to question the impact this increased exposure is having on our wellbeing.
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The Future of Blue Light Considering Its Health Concerns

It was 1958, when J. Woodland Hasting and Beatrice M. Sweeney wrote the paper entitled "A persistent diurnal rhythm of luminescence in gonyaulax polydra".  Paper concluded on how lights of different wavelength have the ability to change flow of a hormone named melatonin and hence affecting human body clock, also known as circadian rhythm (as shown in Fig 1).The most powerful wavelength to do so was found to be that of blue.
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BenQ Releases Flicker-Free, Low Blue Light Eye-care Monitors

 BenQ announced the offering of its new Eye-care Series monitors as a permanent addition to its monitor product line, stressing on its commitment to safeguard eye vision and to always act first on offering the most comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience to users around the world – because eye health matters. Developed based on the findings of extensive eye-care research and in-depth consumer focus groups, the Eye-care Series monitors feature BenQ’s exclusive Flicker-free technology and four Low Blue Light Modes for office, web-surfing, multimedia and reading use, meeting the day-to-day needs of heavy computer users who are concerned about eyestrain, as well as notebook users who are seeking to extend their flickering small-size notebook screen onto a bigger, Flicker-free screen.
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Potential Side Effects from LED Streetlights

U.S. cities are overhauling old lighting systems with energy efficient LED streetlights, as the energy efficient lights are much brighter than conventional lights, energy efficient and provide higher cost-saving capacity. However, blue-rich LED lights can disrupt the circardian rhythm of humans, animals, and even plants according to an article by Earth Island Journal.
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2013 Review: The Dark Side of Blue LEDs

With LED lighting demands rapidly growing, questions regarding safety and whether blue light found in LEDs can affect health are being discussed now more than ever. Affects on health that are the heart of discussion within the industry include whether long term exposure can affect the release of melatonin and if looking directly at blue light can lead to degeneration of retinal tissue.
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Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE