Fluorescent Light Flickering

Alleviate flickering with NaturaLux™ light filters

Fluorescent light flickering can be extremely annoying but may also cause eye strain, eye discomfort, headaches, and even migraines. It can also be problematic for some individuals with autism, epilepsy, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and vertigo. Make Great Light has the ideal solution!

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Fluorescent Light Flickering

Make Great Light sells NaturaLux™ fluorescent light and LED light filters that were invented by an eye specialist with over 30 years of experience in vision care. After listening to countless patients complain of headaches and eyestrain caused by fluorescent lighting, he sought a lasting solution.

We are female- and veteran-owned, and our filters are made in the USA. We aim to transform classroom, office, hospital, and retail environments with full-spectrum lighting that has a positive impact on students, teachers, patients, and employees.

What Is Fluorescent Light?

A fluorescent lamp, or fluorescent tube, is a gas-charged lamp that produces light by means of an electrical charge and a chemical reaction that involves gases and mercury vapor. The gases and vapors interact to produce radiant energy known as ultraviolet (UV) light inside of a glass tube. The UV light causes a phosphor powder coating on the inner walls of the glass tube to glow and emit a white “fluorescent” light.

In general, fluorescent bulbs will last 10 to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs and give off about two-thirds to three-quarters less heat than incandescent bulbs. Although fluorescent bulbs are more energy-efficient than their incandescent predecessors, they present a variety of potential risks.

Why Fluorescent Lights Flicker & Their Harmful Effects

Light flicker refers to quick changes in the brightness of the light. It seems to flicker on and off but cannot usually be detected by humans.

Sensitive individuals can experience distress and disorientation from flickering lights, especially if they have to read or perform activities under them. If the environment has a heavy flicker, it can cause immediate eyestrain or headache.

Students may have trouble concentrating on their work while reading under a flickering light. An employee working under flickering light might become distracted and less productive.

Teachers who work with autistic children sometimes observe increased repetitive behaviors and autistic symptoms when the children are under fluorescent and flickering lights.

Newer fluorescent lights have essentially eliminated flicker, but many classrooms, offices, and hospitals are still lit with the old-fashioned flickering fluorescent lighting.  

Mitigate the Problem

Of course, you can avert your eyes from the flickering light to reduce the intensity and amount of flicker that affects you. Another good way to offset the problem is to simply go outdoors during daylight hours. The best way to alleviate fluorescent light flickering is to purchase NaturaLux™ fluorescent light filters from Make Great Light.

Our filters use special colored pigments that are embedded within a plastic material to achieve a more natural, color-accurate and color-balanced light. They are designed to sit atop existing plastic panels or metallic louvers. Once properly installed, they will stay in place and filter the light for many years to come, from re-lamping to re-lamping.

Alleviate the problem of fluorescent light flickering today. Use our online contact form or call us at 612-399-6484 for answers to any questions you may have.

Light Filters


Four fluorescent light tube covers

Fluorescent tube covers are versatile, durable solution for standard 4′ fluorescent lamps. 

Fluorescent light covers are designed to cover fixtures that are flush to the ceiling. Works with LED too.

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