Improper lighting and its effect on health

Improper lighting and its effect on health

Improper lighting and its effect on health

Wrongly designed illuminations can cause a serious issue with your health. Over-illumination and lower-illumination both can cause your health issue, as well as working inefficiency. Over-illumination is the presence of higher light intensity than is appropriate for a particular activity. The interior design community has begun to rethink this practice. Excessive lighting involves two important problems. That is, unnecessary lighting is expensive energy-intensive, and excessive levels of artificial lighting can harm health.

Over-illumination is the presence of higher light intensity than is appropriate for a particular activity.

You may install an occupancy sensor, may use natural light whenever possible, turn off the lights when you leave the room, or change the bulb type to reduce the degree of incident angle. An occupancy sensor is an indoor motion detector used to detect the presence of a person to automatically control light, temperature and ventilation system. The sensor uses infrared, ultrasonic, microwave, or other technology.

Health problems or Symptoms you may experience due to wrong lighting and reasons behind this:

Excessive lighting is associated with various adverse health effects because the colour spectrum of fluorescent lights is so different from the sun’s light. Excessive lighting in particular is associated with headaches, fatigue, medically defined stress, anxiety, and decreased sexual function. In some studies, it is shown that migraine headaches are the primary results of excessively intense light, this issue is caused because they are associated with a specific spectral distribution that is not suitable for our health. In one study, bright light was the second factor in triggering a migraine. Fatigue, in particular, is another common complaint of individuals exposed to luminance degrees using the fluorescent bulb.

Replacing natural light with artificial lighting also reduces your ability to work under certain conditions.

Similarly, excessive lighting can cause stress and anxiety. You should always prefer natural light over pure artificial lighting. Excessive lighting can also cause medical stress and exacerbate other psychological disorders such as agoraphobia. Replacing natural light with artificial lighting also reduces your ability to work under certain conditions. The hypertensive effect of over-lighting can lead to exacerbation of cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction, which is the result of a systematic increase in blood pressure associated with long-term cumulative exposure. The mechanism of this effect will be stressed by the associated upregulation of flight response and similar adrenaline production.
Another serious health problem resulting from incorrect lighting design is a circadian rhythm disorder. The circadian rhythm disorder is associated with some periodic phases and is mainly caused by incorrect timing of light. Also, our health can be affected by too little light or the composition of the wrong light spectrum. This effect is triggered by stimulation (or under-stimulation) of the photosensitive ganglion cells of the retina.

The circadian rhythm disorder is associated with some periodic phases and is mainly caused by incorrect timing of light.

The circadian phase sends a signal to the pineal gland, which is a photometer of the body, by the core of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Bright light in the evening and early morning shifts the process of melatonin production. Desynchronized melatonin rhythms can exacerbate cardiac arrhythmias and increase lipid oxides from the ischemic heart. Melatonin also reduces peroxide production and bone marrow peroxide, an enzyme that produces hypochlorous acid from neutrophils, during ischemia-reperfusion.

Suman Jana

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