Are LED Grow Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

Are LED Grow Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

As the popularity of indoor gardening continues to rise, so does the use of LED grow lights. However, many people wonder if prolonged exposure to these lights can cause harm to their eyes. In this blog post, we will explore the effects of LED grow lights on eye health and whether they are truly bad for your eyes. 

First, let's discuss what LED grow lights are and how they work. LED stands for "light-emitting diode," and these lights are designed to provide the specific wavelengths of light that plants need for photosynthesis; LED grow lights emit less heat and use less energy than traditional lighting systems, making them a popular choice for indoor gardening.

Now, when it comes to the impact of LED grow lights on eye health, there are a few factors to consider.

One of the main concerns is the high-levels of blue light spectrum light that LED grow lights emit.

Blue light is a type of high-energy visible light that can cause damage to the eyes over time and studies have shown that exposure to blue light can cause digital eye strain, which can lead to headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes.

However, the amount of blue light emitted by LED grow lights is much lower than that of other electronic devices, such as smartphones and computer screens. In fact, LED grow lights emit far less blue light than natural sunlight, which is essential for plant growth; this means that the risk of eye damage from LED grow lights is relatively low.

However, the full spectrum output of LEDs is extremely bright; when testing these LEDs, we've noticed on several different ones how harsh the light is on our eyes when testing the LEDs; this isn't a bad thing as it means that your light is very powerful (which your plants will love), but you just need to be careful when working around them for longer periods of time. 

But how can you keep your precious eyesight safe whilst handling modern, powerful LED technology?..

Method Seven Technology - Method Seven are known throughout the world for their excellent quality grow room eyewear, helping growers to keep their precious eyes protected when operating grow lights.

FX Lens Technology - The FX lens emerged from Method Seven's desire to create an unparalleled levels of comfort and safety for indoor gardeners using the input of the lens experts Carl Zeiss, opthamologists, optical physicists and enginners! The lenses filter through all the beneficial light which allows you to see your plants, whilst filtering out all the harmful UV and infrared light.

Frame Technology - The Method Seven Agent 939 LEDfx Glasses boast a frame made from TR90, a premium Swiss thermoplastic material known for its superior flexibility, durability, and lightweight properties. This feature ensures that the glasses can withstand regular use and provides you with a comfortable fit. The product includes bomber hinges and recessed rubber nose pads, which are added for added support and to enhance the overall appearance of the glasses. With sleek finishing and modern shaping, the Agent 939 LEDfx Glasses offer a stylish and chic appearance while ensuring a strong and secure fit.

So in conclusion, a pair of Method Seven Agent 939 glasses are ideal for keeping your eyesight in tip-top condition; you only get one pair of eyes, so make sure you're keeping them safe!

If ever you need help or advice when handling high-output lighting systems, get in touch with us and we're happy to help.

As always, we hope you found this content helpful and happy growing!

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