The Difference Comfortable Light Can Make

July 18, 2019

Poor light quality could cause eye strain. And eye strain can lead to fatigue and headaches. When you spend more time indoors or looking at screens, your eyes need all the help they can get. Learn how to give your eyes a break, and how the right LED light can help keep your eyes more comfortable when you’re at work or at home.


Spend more time outdoors.

Exposure to natural light from sunlight not only helps your circadian rhythm but it can be good for your eyes. Take your eyes for a walk and go outside during your lunch break. Not only will you get some Vitamin D, you will also do your eyes some good.


Limit screen time.

Some of us look at computers all day at work, and switch to phones and tablets at home. With screens taking up more of our time, our eyes can start to feel strained. Limit screen time and take frequent breaks by closing your eyes for 30 seconds or more.


Practice eye yoga.

Even eyes need to stretch and relax, so why not eye yoga? Blogger Sarah Highfield shows you how. Visit her blog to learn more.


Use the right light.

Since light is an essential part of our everyday lives, it makes sense to choose LED light that is high quality. With EyeComfort, we offer LED light that meets stringent criteria for quality.

Minimized visible flicker and strobe.

Lower quality lighting may show flicker or strobing effects. Not only is this annoying, but it can have an impact on the comfort of your eyes. The negative impact of these effects can include poor visual performance, eye fatigue, increase in headache, and eye strain. EyeComfort LED products have been designed to minimize visible flicker and stroboscopic effect.


No harmful levels of blue, ultraviolet, or infrared light.

EyeComfort LED products offer light that is similar in quality to traditional incandescent light. This means Philips EyeComfort LED lights don’t have harmful levels of blue, ultraviolet, or infrared light.


Comfortable dimming

If you operate your lights on a dimmer, it’s important to choose quality LED lights that dim smoothly. Poor dimming can result in flickering or even noise. Dimmable bulbs in the Philips branded EyeComfort range provide quality dimming without visible flicker or noise.



To help improve the comfort of your eyes, give our tips a try. Spend some time outdoors, give your eyes a break from screen time, and practice eye yoga. And, for indoor lighting, look for LED bulbs that minimize harmful effects. EyeComfortLED bulbs make it easy to choose comfortable light. Learn more about our testing criteria and standards for EyeComfort by reading our white paper.

About the Author

Tracy Coon | Digital Marcom Strategist for Signify

She has a degree in Art from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. An exhibiting artist and outdoor enthusiast, Tracy is passionate about Digital transformation, connecting consumers with brands through storytelling, and applying LEAN methodology to marketing.