New Eco Design Note on LED Lights and Eye Safety

Lighting Global has published Eco Design Note Issue 5, "LED Lights and Eye Safety Part II: Blue light hazards". This Note is Part II in a series covering the photobiological eye safety of LED light sources. Topics include a discussion of the spectral color properties of LEDs in relation to other light sources, an update on current testing standards, and a simple procedure that manufacturers can use to make an initial assessment of the optical safety of their products. Blue light hazards (the main source of concern with LEDs) are explained in detail, and recommendations are made regarding testing and labelling of off-grid lighting products.