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I want to run LED lights For night fishing in my islander. I thought red was supposed to be for a better night vision.But it seems like everybody uses blue. Just curious what are the good points of blue besides making it look nice. Which color should I go with?

 

 

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Red and green are both great for preserving nite vision and provide sufficient light to change lures. I found led lights on ebay that had all 3colors red ,green and blue. They come with a remote for either strobe or steady function The blue is a bit bright at times. I also installed white led's at floor level .for getting into and out at the end of a nites fishing or when you need the extra light. Some fishing lines will glow or be more visible under certain light's, such as blue or black light..

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It is not such a great idea to use blue light. Not because it has lesser visibility, but because of what it does to your brain. It causes more trouble sleeping than most other colors. At this point in time there are glasses that filter out blue light and computer programs that filter out blue light after a certain time on the computer or television. I honestly do not understand why this is, but here is some info.

What is Blue Light?

Sunlight is made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet light. When combined, it becomes the white light we see. Each of these has a different energy and wavelength. Rays on the red end have longer wavelengths and less energy. On the other end, blue rays have shorter wavelengths and more energy. Light that looks white can have a large blue component, which can expose the eye to a higher amount of wavelength from the blue end of the spectrum.

 

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Where Are You Exposed to Blue Light?

The largest source of blue light is sunlight. In addition, there are many other sources:

  • Fluorescent light
  • CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs
  • LED light
  • Flat screen LED televisions
  • Computer monitors, smart phones, and tablet screens

Blue light exposure you receive from screens is small compared to the amount of exposure from the sun.  And yet, there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure because of the close proximity of the screens and the length of time spent looking at them. According to a recent NEI-funded study, children’s eyes absorb more blue light than adults from digital device screens.

Related link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21600300?report=abstract

What Are The Benefits of Blue Light?

Blue light is needed for good health:

  • It boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function and elevates mood.
  • It regulates circadian rhythm – the body’s natural wake and sleep cycle. Exposure to blue light during daytime hours helps maintain a healthful circadian rhythm. Too much exposure to blue light late at night (through smart phones, tablets, and computers) can disturb the wake and sleep cycle, leading to problems sleeping and daytime tiredness.
  • Not enough exposure to sunlight in children could affect the growth and development of the eyes and vision. Early studies show a deficiency in blue light exposure could contribute to the recent increase in myopia/nearsightedness.

Related links:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25535358

How Does Blue Light Affect the Eyes?

Almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. This light may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes. Early research shows that too much exposure to blue light could lead to:

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Digital eyestrain: Blue light from computer screens and digital devices can decrease contrast leading to digital eyestrain. Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing.

Retina damage: Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light?

If constant exposure to blue light from smart phones, tablets, and computer screens is an issue, there are a few ways to decrease exposure to blue light:

Screen time: Try to decrease the amount of time spent in front of these screens and/or take frequent breaks to give your eyes a rest.

Filters: Screen filters are available for smart phones, tablets, and computer screens. They decrease the amount of blue light given off from these devices that could reach the retina in our eyes.

Computer glasses: Computer glasses with yellow-tinted lenses that block blue light can help ease computer digital eye strain by increasing contrast.

Anti-reflective lenses: Anti-reflective lenses reduce glare and increase contrast and also block blue light from the sun and digital devices.

Intraocular lens (IOL): After cataract surgery, the cloudy lens will be replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). The lens naturally protects the eye from almost all ultraviolet light and some blue light. There are types of IOL that can protect the eye and retina from blue light.

Talk to an eye care professional about options about ways to protect your family and your eyes from blue light.

Blue Light Information to Download and Print

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Hi. I saw your question and decided to share an experience that recently happened to me. If you're still on the lookout for reliable led bulbs, try these: https://www.amazon.com/smart-light-bulb-bulbs-color/dp/B0922Q43LY/.
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My daughter got me a suit for Christmas 30 foot long self-adhesive backing programmable for probably 20 different colors works fantastic

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I have LED lights accenting a floating crown trim its absolutely beautiful and LED light strips have come really far in the last few years. It's cheaper on electrical costs. Heat dissipation is almost nil for LED lights when compared with incandescent lamps thereby saving energy for the consumer and protecting the environment. Long-life for LED lamps. LED lights are more aesthetic, the ones that I always use are from this site https://www.vont.com/product/vont-bulb-color-smart-light-bulbs-smart-bulbs/ Led lights from here was the best choice!

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The high efficiency of the devices is the main positive factor that determines the popularity of such lighting devices. LED lamps consume 10 times less electricity than incandescent lamps, and 2 times more efficient than fluorescent lamps.Durability is also an excellent characteristic of LEDs. If the LED flashlight is used only at night, then its service life can reach 25 years. Therefore, the reliability factor is also one of the determining factors when choosing the lighting option on the territory adjacent to the house. So this will definitely be a great solution, especially if you hire electrical contractors.

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