LED Bulbs Could Defend Humans From Malaria | People Can Be Safegaurded By LED Bulbs ~ Friendly Eco Might

Thursday, 21 May 2015

LED Bulbs Could Defend Humans From Malaria | People Can Be Safegaurded By LED Bulbs

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LED bulbs have been the best clean technology for its potential to save energy. If all CFL and incandescent bulbs around the world were switched to an LED, the costs savings, energy savings and retrench in emissions would be fairly substantial.

LED were once very expensive for people to have them in their homes. However, they are now affordable and increasingly accessible technology which can be found at your local stores. These are not only taking the positions of old energy hogging bulbs, but they are also at the bottom line of urban farming revolution and help hamper the profusion of deadly diseases like malaria.

Malaria still remains the leading cause of death in parts of Africa and other areas and killing about 6.55 lakh people every year from the virus which is swept by mosquitoes. There are insects which carry other murderous diseases like dengue, West Nile virus and many more.

Researchers are finding better cures and methods to prevent the diseases and hopefully a cure for malaria. They are also experimenting with how various colours of light affect their mien.There is much more work to be done.

Scientists from the Philips lighting group in Holland and researchers from University of California have discovered that the LED bulbs which gave off less UV light and blue wavelengths of light, beckoned less insects than those bulbs which emitted blue-toned light.

Travis Longcore, professor at University of California, stated to FastCoExist that,

"The research provides evidence that LED bulbs can be designed to shirk particular areas of spectrum that have inimical environmental consequences and still provide light for indoor use"

The study contemplated insect reactions to the new LED bulbs with traditional blue wavelength LED bulbs, CFL bulbs and a control which used no bulb. The new blue-free LED bulbs could attract 20% fewer bugs than the other light bulbs. This is a big difference, even though these new LED bulbs emit more intense light.

Distribution of these new blue-free LED bulbs in places where mosquito-borne diseases are in common could illuminate at night without the venture of attracting deadly insects.

Scientists prove that the blue-toned lights at night, just like computers and smartphones, are harming us. They not just keep us away from sleeping well, but the regular use of these blue light devices at night can increase the chance of cancer, obesity and diabetes.

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Somanath Yadavalli is 19 year old guy, who is pursuing his B.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) in The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, Karnataka, India. He is managing several blogs from his own living room. His passion is to do something for his planet. Read more...

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