CFL & LED Lighting

There are also 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.

CFLs and flourescent light bulbs also contain mercury which is an extremely toxic heavy metal – if you break one of these you are in danger of breathing in vapours of mercury.

The safest bulbs to use are Incandescent light bulbs, but these safe incandescent light bulbs are banned in the EU.  Some hardware shops still sell them.


“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.” 

May 2019 – French National Agency for Food Safety, Environment & Labour recommendations to Limit Exposure to LED Blue Light

Blinded by the light? Experts say L.E.D headlights can hurt our eyes

Health effects from the electromagnetic fields of
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) – What you need to know about low energy lighting

Health Concerns associated with Energy Efficient Lighting and their Electromagnetic Emissions  – Dr. Magda Havas

The Dangers of LED Lighting: An Interview With Dr. Alexander Wunsch
By Dr. Joseph Mercola

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

New LED streetlamps 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 wildlife.

LEDs Magazine -Light and human health: LED risks highlighted

New generation of streetlights could damage eyesight and disrupt sleep

New LED streetlights could damage eyesight and disrupt sleep, warns Public Health England