LED Lighting & Streetlights

saved_resource(5)There are adverse health effects associated with so-called “green” energy saving lights and lightbulbs, CFLs and LEDs. These bulbs may last longer but are not conducive to good health or a healthy home or workplace as they have significant health dangers from their electromagnetic fields.  They can cause headaches, blurred vision and are co-contributors to many illnesses. They produce EMFs and also create Dirty Electricity on the electric wiring in your home.  LED lights can cause headaches, damage to eyes and reduce melatonin, which in turn can lead to breast  and prostate cancer.

New LED streetlamps being installed across Ireland are also causing problems for people living near them, not least because they give off extremely bright glaring light and are disruptive to sleep.  They are also detrimental to birds, insects, bats and other nocturnal wildlife.  Furthermore, some LED streetlights may also be “smart” lights which means they have radio frequency microwave transmitters installed, contributing to more health issues for humans, wildlife and the environment.

2022 New StudyEnvironmental risks from artificial nighttime lighting widespread and increasing across Europe https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abl6891


Report 2016 – Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Community Lighting:  https://www.ama-assn.org/sites/ama-assn.org/files/corp/media-browser/public/about-ama/councils/Council%20Reports/council-on-science-public-health/a16-csaph2.pdf

April 2019 –  French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety on the “effects on human health and the environment (fauna and flora) of systems using light-emitting diodes (LEDs):https://www.anses.fr/en/system/files/AP2014SA0253EN.pdf

May 2019 – French National Agency for Food Safety, Environment & Labour recommendations to Limit Exposure to LED Blue Light  https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/led-les-recommandations-de-l%E2%80%99anses-pour-limiter-l%E2%80%99exposition-%C3%A0-la-lumi%C3%A8re-bleue?

Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights https://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights

Blinded by the light? Experts say L.E.D headlights can hurt our eyes  https://www.abcactionnews.com/blinded-by-the-light-experts-say-l-e-d-headlights-can-hurt-our-eyes

Health Concerns associated with Energy Efficient Lighting and their Electromagnetic Emissions  – Dr. Magda Havas http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/08_Havas_CFL_SCENIHR.pdf

The Dangers of LED Lighting: An Interview With Dr. Alexander Wunsch
By Dr. Joseph Mercola https://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/ExpertInterviewTranscripts/Interview-AlexanderWunsch-TheDangersofLEDLighting.pdf

How Light Affects Your Health  – Could some of your health problems be down to artificial lighting? Naturalhealthmagazine.co.uk – How Light Affects Your Health

“Blue light” of LED streetlights linked to breast and prostate cancer https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews

How Blue LEDs Affect Sleep https://www.livescience.com/53874-blue-light-sleep.html

The Dark Side of LED Lightbulbs  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/led-lightbulb-concerns

LEDs Magazine -Light and human health: LED risks highlighted   https://www.ledsmagazine.com/smart-lighting-iot/smart-cities/article/16699866/light-

New generation of streetlights could damage eyesight and disrupt sleep https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/02/new-generation-streetlights-could-damage-eyesight-disrupt-sleep

New LED streetlights could damage eyesight and disrupt sleep, warns Public Health England https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ed-streetlight



“Lighting technology has changed dramatically in recent years with the development of modern fluorescent and LED lights, and the ban on incandescent light bulbs.

But many people experience pain and ill health when exposed to these newer forms of lighting, with symptoms including eye pain, headaches and migraines, skin rashes, burning, dizziness and nausea. The spread of new lighting has resulted in the social exclusion of light-sensitive people, who are unable to access many places of employment, recreation, education and health. The problem is exacerbated by a lack of awareness and information.”