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LED lighting flicker and potential health concerns: IEEE standard PAR1789 update

Wilkins, Arnold and Veitch, Jennifer and Lehman, Brad (2010) LED lighting flicker and potential health concerns: IEEE standard PAR1789 update. In: 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010-09-12 - 2010-09-16.

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The IEEE Standards Working Group, IEEE PAR1789 "Recommending practices for modulating current in High Brightness LEDs for mitigating health risks to viewers" has been formed to advise the lighting industry, ANSI/NEMA, IEC, EnergyStar and other standards groups about the emerging concern of flicker in LED lighting. This paper introduces power electronic designers for LED lighting to health concerns relating to flicker, demonstrates that existing technologies in LED lighting sometimes provide flicker at frequencies that may induce biological human response, and discusses a few methods to consider when trying to mitigate unintentional biological effects of LED lighting. The paper represents on-going work in IEEE PAR1789 that is vital to designing safe LED lamp drivers. © 2010 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: LED; health risk; flicker; lighting; power electronics; ergonomics; drivers; headache; seizure; standards
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:03
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:23

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