After the bulb the lights went out, more and more LED lamps are offered. The trend is, however, so fast that sometimes the safety aspect is not given enough consideration. Who wants to play it safe, best reserved brand lamps.
Artificial light is part of our everyday life, at home as well as at work. Above all, for reasons of economy, many switch when relamping on light-emitting diodes, or LEDs for short. The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has compiled information on product safety of LED. Here hints and tips thereof.
Advantages and disadvantages of LED lamps
LED lamps have advantages and disadvantages. Key benefits include:
- low energy consumption,
- flicker-free light,
- Luminosity immediately available to 100%,
- Switching frequency does not affect life,
- any light spectrum possible.
Especially by the rapid development of technology, there are also disadvantages in LED lamps, such as:
- no audit requirement,
- the photometric characteristics in room lighting change when replacing existing lamps with LED lamps,
- the thus modified lighting does not necessarily correspond to the technical rules for workplaces.
Risk of electric shock when LED lamps
In the INTERNETAGES, also vintage lamps and LED lamps are available to replace conventional fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which are not compatible with the conventional technology, or do not have adequate protection against contact. In both cases there is a risk of electric shock.
Choosing the right LED lamp and seek advice from professionals
Who wants to replace its fluorescent lamps with LED tube lamps, should use such. As the retrofit version. Here no modification of the existing light is necessary. In addition, only tested and certified LED tube lamps should be used.
For more information about security and the application range of LED lamps offer the manufacturer. Also, the dealer or the electrician are competent partners.
More detailed tips such as risks associated with optical radiation, available on the website of the BAuA under consumer information emitting to light-emitting diodes (LED) and the News ” How dangerous are LED? “.
Other safety provisions on the subject lighting can be found in this checklist.
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