By B.N. Frank
Research has also proven that exposure to LED lights causes temporary vision impairment as well as macular degeneration and blindness. Warnings have been issued by the American Medical Association and other experts (see 1, 2, 3). Our pets may be affected by exposure as well.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday proposed exempting some light bulbs from federal efficiency standards that take effect next year, a move environmentalists said would boost pollution and power bills for consumers.
The proposal would remove three-way bulbs, candle-shaped bulbs used in chandeliers, reflector bulbs used in recessed lighting, and others from having to comply with the new efficiency standards.
Advanced technologies, including light-emitting diode or LED light bulbs, use far less electricity than incandescent light bulbs, which produce far more wasted heat.
The changes would result in $12 billion in extra power bill costs for consumers, said the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
The Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer interests, said the proposal would give a lifeline to makers of inefficient incandescent and halogen bulbs.
Activist Post has reported about biological and environmental harm caused by LED light bulbs in more detail here.
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