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9 Reasons You Shouldn't Use Fluorescent Lighting in Your Home / Opinion

Fluorescent lighting has been around for over a century and is still a cost-effective way to update older lighting equipment. Fluorescent bulbs are often the most efficient and long-lasting ways to illuminate large areas; Yet, simply because fluorescent lighting has been shown to have harmful ergonomic and health effects on both children and adults.

 1. Toxic materials are found in fluorescent lamps

 Fluorescent lamps contain harmful levels of mercury and phosphorus. If a fluorescent light bulb is broken, a small amount of hazardous mercury can emit gas, which pollutes the environment. The rest is in the phosphorus in the glass, which is often seen as a bigger hazard than the Mercury Spill.

 When cleaning a fluorescent hose, EPA recommends blowing the area and taking damaged paper towels and other small pieces of wet paper towels. Glass and old towels should be stored in a sealed plastic bag after disposal. Vacuum cleaners should be discarded as they can cause dust to escape into the air.

 2. Frequent change leads to initial failure

 Fluorescent bulbs age quickly if they are placed in a place where they often fly and disappear. The lifespan of a fluorescent lamp can be much shorter than that of a cheap lamp in difficult situations. In any case, if the fluorescent light bulb lasts for a long time, it can prolong its life. If you are using fluorescent light bulbs, such as motion sensors, such as motion sensors, it is a matter of precautionary measure.

 3. Fluorescent bulbs emit universal light.

 Fluorescent bulbs emit universal light. When a fluorescent light bulb is turned on, light is scattered in all directions or around the 360 ​​degree bulb. This is ineffective because the light emitted by the bulb consumes only 60-70 percent, and the rest is wasted. Some areas, especially in office buildings, may overheat due to wasted light, which requires additional accessories in the lighting fixture to properly control the light output.

 4. Ultraviolet light is emitted by fluorescent lights

 A 1993 study found that eight hours of exposure to fluorescent light can be compared to one minute of sunlight. Artificial light can increase the health risks associated with light sensitivity. Researchers also say that ultraviolet light is more likely to cause eye pain, especially cataracts.

 Other medical experts believe that fluorescent light is responsible for retinal detachment, myopia, and asthma. Ultraviolet rays can damage precious works of art, such as watercolors and linen. To maintain, additional glass or clear acrylic sheets should be placed between the light source and the drawing.

 5. Older fluorescents have a shorter heating time.

 Older fluorescents take 10 to 30 seconds for anything. Many new models, including the ones mentioned above, now have a "quick" launch or affordable technology.

 6. Buzz or Ballast

 They need magnetic balls to make fluorescent lights. Grumbling or groaning is accompanied by minor faults in the electromechanical ballast. But the use of bulbs with high frequency and electronic balls can reduce the pain.

 7. Reuse environmental impact and cost

 As mentioned earlier, the removal of phosphorus, and more importantly, the dangerous mercury in fluorescent lamps, is a concern for the environment. According to government regulations, fluorescent lights must be kept separate from general and household waste. Energy saving is often more expensive than recycling, but recycling is still an additional cost to ensure the bulbs are properly disposed of. When throwing lights is too expensive, individuals are less likely to reuse them.

 8. Fluorescent light sensitivity

 Over the past two decades, a post-study study has found an unexpected link between exposure to fluorescent light and various harmful effects. All of these issues stem from the quality of light and the basic health of those involved. Millions of migraines suffer from generalized light sensitivity. Environmental sensitivities affect nine out of ten people with autism, and they are often intensified by exposure to fluorescent lights. Artificial light has also been shown to cause seizures in people with specific epilepsy.

 9. Current Influence Disorder (SAD)

 Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as The Winter Blues, affects many people during the winter. This is because we do not have the general spectrum of light that we normally get from sunlight. During the winter months, most of the light spectrum is blocked by the dark, gray skies, and our bodies react negatively.

 When people work under fluorescent lights and do not go out in the sun all day, they often have similar symptoms. Without the full spectrum of light we receive from daylight, certain physical activities will not move or continue, causing us to fall into garbage cans.

 Source - https://energyperformancelighting.com/disadvantages-of-fluorescent-lighting/

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