A decade ago, former President Barack Obama made an unnecessary push to change the way many of us light our homes.
During the eco-friendly hysteria of the late 2000’s, Obama was leading the progressive charge to rework society, attempting to mold the world into a hippy-haven of tree-hugging governmental overreach. One of the most misguided bits of Obama’s environmental obsession came as the federal government was regulating what type of lightbulbs Americans could use within their own dwellings.
At first, the switch from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs was primarily an issue of cost, with the latter often costing consumers five times the amount of their traditional counterparts. Now, however, one professor is claiming that there are significant health risks involved with the new LED bulbs as well.
“Arnold Wilkins, a professor of psychology at the University of Essex, said LED lights dim by 100 percent, which means the turn on and off hundreds of times every second. This constant flickering is not noticeable to many people, but Arnold said the effects of the flickering can include headaches, feelings of pain, and dizziness, according to a report by the Daily Mail (U.K.).
“Writing for The Conversation, Wilkins said, ‘We know from earlier work on fluorescent lighting that even though the flicker is too fast to be visible, it remains a likely health hazard. In 1989, my colleagues and I compared fluorescent lighting that flickered 100 times a second with lights that appeared the same but didn’t flicker. We found that office workers were half as likely on average to experience headaches under the non-flickering lights.’
“’No similar study has yet been performed for LED lights,’ Wilkins continued. ‘But because LED flickering is even more pronounced, with the light dimming by 100% rather than the roughly 35% of fluorescent lamps, there’s a chance that LEDs could be even more likely to cause headaches. At best, it’s likely to put some people off using LED bulbs because of the annoying, distracting effect of the flickering, which we know can be detected during saccades.’”
Not only have progressive eco-politics wrecked your wallet, but, apparently, your eyes as well.
The left’s stranglehold on environmental issues is nothing more than a vote-gathering ruse to begin with. While republicans are busy working to make America the greatest nation that it can be, the democrats have been forced to reach out to smaller and smaller liberal demographics in recent years. Not only has the left cornered the market on the increasingly diluted LGBTQ contingent, but their targeting of global warming hoaxers and recycling purists has been integral to their reelection initiatives.