Fluorescent lighting in schools is more than just an irritation – it can be a serious issue for those with autism, epilepsy and migraine sufferers.
Apart from flickering seen in fluorescent lamps with magnetic ballasts, according to the US Department of Energy these have also been linked to a wide range of conditions such as:
- blurred vision
- reduced performance
Given that fluorescent tube lighting in general is associated with negative physical effects, it makes sense to minimise or remove flicker when lighting classrooms and other school buildings by choosing well-manufactured LED lighting from trusted brands.