I will have to begin this new journey with the explanation I am not a professional website developer nor did I expect I would own a website in my lifetime; so please be patient with me as I learn about this tool and how it operates!
If you have found me and this little website then it is highly probable you are struggling with a similar issue, sensitivity to ECO-friendly lighting. My particular problem started a couple years ago with a change in my work environment to a different type of fluorescent lighting, I developed terrible eye strain and headaches that would not go away until I spent 2-3 days away from the environment. I had no idea what was coming a couple years later with LED lights however even at the time under this fluorescent lighting I could not continue my work effectively. My saving grace was discovering how anti-glare coating’s 99% protect me from the effects of florescent lighting.
Unfortunately, in September of 2012 (The month I married my beautiful and supportive wife) my employer replaced the florescent lighting with the newest generation of ECO-friendly lighting most people have still yet to experience, overhead LED bay lighting. There is no description for the pain these lights cause me. As all of our new computer monitors change to LED back lighting, data phone’s , street lights, local business’s and car lights gradually change over to LED lighting my life is rapidly becoming reclusive. I have hoarded incandescent light bulbs because of the light bulb legislation and I continue to rack up medical bills desperately searching for an explanation. I am blessed to have been approved for short term disability however I am holding my breath each time it needs to be re-approved, I cannot count on this supporting my wife and I forever. Where will I work if I cannot return to my current career? Where will LED light’s and computer monitors not be used?
Since September of 2012 when these LED lights became apart of my everyday life, making it impossible for me to function at work, I have been researching, making phone calls and quite honestly slowly going into debt. This is how we have come to the creation of this website. It is my desire to not only continue my search for answers but to share what I have learned and for others to share what they have learned as well. There are many topics to light sensitivity and many people with varying degrees of sensitivity to different types of light, this journey is complicated and long so look for post’s forthcoming. The topics are many and the information, link’s to articles, conversations with medical experts and various other people experiencing the same issue are ongoing. I will try to keep my editorials concise and to the point with the most relevant information I have found to date.
While I work on making this site user friendly and figuring out how to create tabs and provide link’s for everyone please join in the discussion or simply tell your story!
Peace and happiness,