Anyone who’s worked under a fluorescent light knows how harsh and unforgiving they can be — causing headaches, eyestrain, and, for UV-sensitive individuals, even more issues. Some people look for solutions and often find light covers that are cute and
Fluorescent light bulbs can emit high levels of UV radiation
Fluorescent light is not only ugly and hard on the eyes, but can be extremely harmful for your body.
Fluorescent light emits dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which accumulates in your body over time.
There are two parts to this radiation, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn, while UVA rays are responsible for aging skin.
Health Risks from UV Exposure
- Premature skin aging and wrinkling
- Stronger allergic reactions
- Weakened immune system
- Skin cancer and deadly melanoma
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Material Damage from UV Exposure
The UV rays emitted by fluorescent lighting can also damage or fade materials. UV rays are known to cause fading to photographs, paintings, carpet, draperies, clothing, etc.
From the graph, you can see that UV is a significant factor in material and fabric fading. Our UV sleeves help reduce material fading.
Light sensitivity is an unfortunate affliction, turning every day into a challenge, depending on the intensity of the light or how sensitive the individual is. This intolerance of light, known as photophobia, can make exposure to sunlight almost unbearable, but
Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.