LEDs – a glaring example

Does the LED, a point source of light, pose a special threat to visual comfort in commercial spaces when lighting design is ignored; and will an ageing population, more sensitive to glare, find spaces lit with poorly-designed LED luminaires especially challenging? Is there a better solution for controlling glare from increasingly powerful LEDs than with increasingly diffused lenses? Will tomorrow’s luminaires expose more glare or offer a more visually comfortable environment?

Take note

  • LED lighting has revolutionised the lighting industry.
  • LED light must be carefully managed to ensure an effective and pleasing result.
  • LED lighting will become more and more prevalent in all spheres of life.


Published as: Lighting the way with LEDs, By SW Rose, Eneref

Electricity+Control, November 2011 (pgs 54 - 55)