Dell is Giving a Red Light to Eye-Damaging Blue Light

Did you know that the blue light in common LED lighting, like most office and home spaces, can damage your retina and interfere with the body’s natural sleep cycle?

According to a well-reported French study from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), individuals should be conscious of the damaging effects of LED lights and screens on your eye health.

Over the years, LED lighting has become more prevalent in our daily lives. LEDs are “undergoing rapid technological and economic development as a new source of lighting. For many years, they were only used in electronics but are now found as integral parts of lighting systems,” wrote ANSES wrote in a 2016 report.

The report does, however, distinguish between the damage caused by high-res light, like home and office lighting, compared to low-res light, like cellphones and computers. “Exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is ‘photo-toxic’ and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision,” the agency said.

While this report may seem alarming, Dell is taking every initiative to respond to it.

“We want to reduce the risk of blue light damage. The science is still being put together,” Frank Azor, VP and General Manager, Alienware, Gaming & XPS at Dell, recently told Forbes.

“We’ve made a considerable investment in bringing up a hardware solution that allows you to reduce blue light to unharmful levels and it does it without any compromise to the display quality and the color gamut,” he said.

Dell is partnering with Eyesafe, a leader in the space, to implement safer lighting technology on “on several of our products and rolling out more into our portfolio in the future.”





Sources: Forbes, Dell, ANSES, CNN, France 24, Eyesafe