Understanding blue light and the need for protection in the workplace

The modern workplace has evolved. Whether you’re in manufacturing, warehousing, lumber, or otherwise, artificial LED (light-emitting diodes) overhead lights are replacing those old, dull lighting systems, saving companies millions of dollars in energy costs. But there is a new cost on the line: workers’ eye health. Prolonged exposure to this artificial light exposes workers’ eyes to varying degrees of a very particular light ray, called blue light, while on the job. 

Unfortunately, our natural eye filters do not provide sufficient protection against these kinds of light rays, and recent studies have shown a correlating rise in specific health issues – headaches, neck pain, lower concentration and productivity, and even the potential for loss of vision – with the increased use of LEDs. 

In our whitepaper, you’ll learn what blue light is and where it can be found in your workplace, as well as options to mitigate or eliminate exposure, to not only help keep potential accidents to a minimum, but to help ensure the safety and health of your workers’ eyes.

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