LED technology has been hailed by many as the next-gen tech that we can expect in our lights and displays. There are benefits to using LEDs, such as how it consumes less power than regular light bulbs, and for our displays, the lower power consumption also means that our phones can last longer.
However, it seems that LED lights might not be as good as we thought, at least for our health. According to a new report from the French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), they have expressed concern on how our constant exposure to LED lights could cause “irreversible” damage to our eyes.
The report published by the agency talks about how LED could be potentially “photo-toxic” which means that it can lead to the loss of retinal cells and also diminished sharpness of vision. They also talk about the high-intensity exposure to LED light, as well as “chronic exposure” from lower-intensity sources, which according to report, can “accelerate the ageing of retinal tissue, contributing to a decline in visual acuity and certain degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.”
This is not the first time that lights from our devices have been found to potentially contribute t