The best LED light for your eyes, is a light that mimics daylight.
Eye health is often overlooked, but it is very important. A study published in 2011 in the American Journal of Public health found a 12% increase in eye diseases caused by exposure to bright, cool, fluorescent lights.
The Best Light Bulbs to Buy for Your Eyes – LED Bulbs
Normal daylight is between 5000-6500K. Choose LED bulbs between 5000-6500 Kelvin color temperature and you will get close to natural colors and all details will look sharp. At this daylight color temperature, your eyes won`t get tired and you can work efficiently.
|Brand||Type||Check Price||Rating 1-5|
|Philips LED||Non-Dimmable,Shape A19 Frosted Light Bulb, 800-Lumen, 5000-Kelvin, 8-Watt, E26 Base, Daylight||$||4.4|
|Viribright||100W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs, Daylight (6500K) 13W A19, Medium Screw (Edison) Base, 1350 Lumens, Non-Dimmable||$||3.8|
Philips LED Non-Dimmable, A19 Frosted Light Bulb: 800-Lumen, 5000-Kelvin, 8-Watt (60-Watt Equivalent), E26 Base, Daylight
These Philips bulbs meet strict test criteria including flicker, strobe, glare and color rendition to ensure they meet eye comfort requirements.
Viribright 100W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs, Daylight (6500K) 13W A19, Medium Screw (Edison) Base, 1350 Lumens, Non-Dimmable
Viribright’s 100 watt led light bulb provides 1350 lumens of light immediately with no waiting time to warm up.
Led bulbs are the most energy-efficient bulbs, but they cost the most upfront. One good thing about LEDs is that they don`t produce UV rays.
Avoid these light bulbs
Did you know that the light bulbs used in the majority of businesses, schools, and office buildings could be hurting your eye health?
Bright white and cool fluorescent tube bulbs and incandescent bulbs emit the most UV radiation and cause the most damage to your eyes.
If you get overexposure to cool or bright white fluorescent bulbs for over 40 hours a week, you will put your eyes at risk for many health issues, such as cataracts and pterygia.
Extreme exposure to blue light from sources, like smartphones and tablets, has also been shown to cause damage according to the American Optometric Association.
What these sources of light have in common is that they are shorter wavelength lights.
Use glasses to avoid the harmful blue light
If you do a lot of work in front of a screen and have some of these symptoms: dry eyes, headache, visual fatigue, blurred vision, and sleep cycle disruption. Then it could be due to the high energy blue light emitted by electronic devices (such as computers, TV, smartphones).
One way to maintain healthy eyes is by reducing exposure to high energy blue light and you can do that by wearing blue light blocking glasses.
Use glasses to block blue light from electronic devices
Natural light options for your eyes
If you can`t get LED bulbs then it is smart to use natural light whenever possible. This is easy to do if you position your desk near the window or open up your building windows during the day. This lighting is the best for your eyes and the natural sunshine light will also help your mood too.