Posts Tagged ‘Lipofuszin’

Wiley InterScience :: Journal :: Article PDF
Excellent article on age-related maculopathy (ARMD) and the impact of blue light hazard, including the action spectrum of lipofuscin chromophore A2E (430 – 440 nm, which covers exactly the position of the mercury (Hg) emission line at 436 nm. This line occurs in the emission spectrum of all mercury-based fluorescents lamps including CFLs and the backlights of most TFT screens.
Read this article thoroughly and you will gain a better understanding of the delicate processes found in the human retina.
By the way, I actually do not know ANY international standard for lamp safety (IEC, CIE, ICNIRP…), which would take these physiological facts into account. If you do, please let me know. (awp)