UV emissions from low energy artificial light sources

Leona Fenton (Lead / Corresponding author), Harry Moseley

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    Abstract

    Energy efficient light sources have been introduced across Europe and many other countries world wide. The most common of these is the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), which has been shown to emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are an alternative technology that has minimal UV emissions. This brief review summarises the different energy efficient light sources available on the market and compares the UV levels and the subsequent effects on the skin of normal individuals and those who suffer from photodermatoses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-159
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhotodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
    Volume30
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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