Eye Safety

Eye safety

We care deeply about our customers eye safety. Therefore we check our LED headlamps regarding photobiological safety - more than is actually legally required - and monitor latest scientific research closely. Yet there are few to no clinical observations of thermal retinal damage caused by LED radiation (see BfS workshop Nov, 2018). In recent statements LEDs’ retina thermal hazard (RTH) has even been classified as non-critical at all (see Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental an Emerging Risks - SCHEER, “Opinion on potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes”, Jun, 2018). Also state-of-the-art application standards, like IEC/TR 62778 consider blue light hazard (BLH) only.
But even the BLH of LED lamps is not expected to exceed exposure time that poses any significant health risks, due to the eye’s aversion reaction. Otherwise it would be considered abnormal behavior (see “CIE position statement on the blue light hazard”, April, 2019). 
As a matter of principle, however, it should be mentioned that when staring at bright light sources, temporary reduction in visual acuity and afterimages can occur, leading to irritation, annoyance and even visual impairment. Therefore we recommend our customers to avoid directly staring into operating headlamps in all use cases.

Flyer "Photobiological Security Advices": download here
Letter "Photobiological Security Advice": download here