Lighting, CFLs, and Migraine Triggers

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • To conserve energy and protect the environment, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 calls for the manufacturing of incandescent light bulbs to cease by 2012.


    Compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), such as the bulb shown here, will fit current fixtures originally manufactured for incandescent bulbs and are thought to be the most likely replacement for incandescent bulbs.


    For Migraineurs, this is a concern as CFL triggers Migraine attacks for some of us with Migraine disease. There are other types of energy-saving lighting, such as LED lighting, that might be possible replacements for incandescent, but at this time, they are not widely available in forms to replace current incandescent lighting.

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Published On: May 20, 2008