Assessment of photobiological safety of energy-efficiency urban lighting
 
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Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Zakład Ochrony Wód, Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice
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Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Zakład Akustyki Technicznej i Techniki Laserowej, Plac Gwarków 1,40-166 Katowice
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Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Zakład Ochrony Wód, Plac Gwarków 1,40-166 Katowice
Publication date: 2018-02-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 1:71–77
 
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Exceeding the safe threshold for exposure on high energy radiation (UV and blue light) could cause the emergence of a number of diseases. Eyesight is particularly sensitive to excessive lighting. This paper presents the laboratory research on the assessment of the photobiological risk generated by the energy-efficiency urban lighting. The results show that LED lighting systems can be a source of radiation that significantly negatively affects the eyesight and could contribute to circadian rhythm disorders.