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R&D on the subject of people's healthcare

At Lamp Lighting we work every day to offer better products and services to our clients. And the result of a job well done has meant that all models in the KOMBIC family have been classed as free of photobiological risk! Good job technical department ;)

But what does 'photobiological risk' mean anyway?

The European regulation on photobiological safety, EN 62741, establishes a method to assess the risk of damage to eyes or skin caused by a lamp or luminaire.

LEDs feature a spike at the blue end of the spectrum which means that looking (or rather, staring) at an intense light source can cause irreversible damage to the retina. This is what is termed Blue Light Hazard.

Regulation EN 62741 details four groups at risk of Blue Light Hazard:

• Risk group 0 ("exempt" group): no risk, the luminous source can be viewed with no defined maximum time
• Risk group 1: low risk, they can be stared at for 10,000 seconds
• Risk group 2: they can be stared at for 100 seconds at most
• Risk group 3: they can be stared at for 0.25 seconds at most

Our family of luminaires KOMBIC, MINI KOMBIC, KOMBIC SQUARE, AND MINI KOMBIC SQUARE are all encompassed by "group 0" and are, therefore, totally free from photobiological risk :)

This fact is incredibly important because this regulation is obligatory nowadays in some countries for certain applications. In Israel, for example, for some time now we have lit up several hospitals and compliance with this regulation is now required as of this year, 2016.