Recessed lighting (also known as ‘crystal lights’) has become a trend across India as cities, suburbs and even industrial areas are turning into the new home for technology.
Recessed lights can be installed to brighten up buildings or homes in order to enhance the privacy of occupants, while others use a combination of different types of LEDs to create different lighting effects.
However, this new trend has also caused issues in the country as some residents have been facing health concerns due to flickering lights.
Recessed LED lights have been touted as the solution for reducing noise, making people feel more secure, but there are still concerns over the quality of the LEDs and their performance.
The most recent incident of a house in Bengaluru experiencing flickering LED lights caused a social media sensation after it was reported that people in the area complained of hearing sounds in the night.
A series of reports has also revealed that the city has witnessed a spike in cases of allergic reactions to the chemicals used in the LED lights.
According to a recent survey conducted by the city’s health department, residents of Bengaluru are experiencing allergic reactions due to the use of LED lights in their homes.
In this survey, over 90 percent of the residents reported they had experienced symptoms of a reaction due to allergic reaction to certain chemicals used to produce LED lights, such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, and nickel.
The health department also revealed the number of people affected by these reactions was increasing with the introduction of new LED lights being introduced into the market.
A spokesperson from Bengaluru’s health wing said, “The data from this survey was collected from April-September 2017 and the numbers are quite significant.
We are investigating this issue and we will update the public once we have received the full data from the survey.
We have received reports of several incidents where people have been suffering allergic reactions after the use, or misuse of certain types of LED light.”
According to experts, the use in homes is a growing trend.
A recent study by Technion, Israel’s leading Technion University, claimed that LED lighting has become the most popular product category among home users in the United States.
It is estimated that LEDs sold in India reach about one billion households.
According a survey conducted in 2017 by a company called LightSpan, the percentage of respondents in India who used a high-intensity LED lamp doubled from 18 percent in 2016 to 29 percent in 2017.
While there has been a recent uptick in the usage of LED lighting in India, the country has seen a surge in the number and frequency of these reports, according to experts.