The light bulb conspiracy !

The white light of the sun is composed of the individual spectral colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. These spectral colours were also found in the old incandescent light bulb, one of the most important inventions of humanity. Unfortunately, the incandescent light bulb disappeared from the market in 2012. This is what the European Commission has decided. The reason was that incandescent lamps are not efficient, only five percent of the energy used were transformed into light. Unlike incandescent lamps, energy saving lamps converted 20 to 25 percent of the energy into light.

But as economical as the new lamps are, they are deeply unpopular. The fact is: energy saving lamps contain the nerve agent mercury. If a light bulb falls down and shatters, it releases a highly toxic material that enters the brain via the respiratory tract.

LED is the alternative new lamp and has a very high blue content. Blue-coloured light slows melatonin production and can disturb sleep. It can also favour hormone-dependent diseases and is dangerous to the eyes (in particular macular degeneration), especially for children.

Strong blue light can be found in energy-saving lamps, fluorescent tubes, so-called “daylight lamps”, LED lamps, PC and TV screens, notebooks, tablets, mobile phones, etc.