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Energy Focus Position on LED Street Lighting

The recent community guidance adopted by the American Medical Association (AMA) warns against potential risks of using LED lighting in outdoor street light applications.

Energy Focus agrees with the American Medical Association on the importance of recognizing the impacts of human health in design and implementation of LED products in all applications. The AMA position is to limit exposure to as little light as possible during evenings in preparation for sleep. For the same reasons low-light promotes restfulness, research indicates that it is imperative to then counter with bright, blue-enriched light levels during wakeful, productive hours. Our circadian rhythms benefit from this balance in exposure levels, both acutely and in the long term.

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