We’re starting to see flicker free lighting increasingly specified on new projects, and not just for health reasons, (although the side effects of flicker are becoming increasingly known).
Most flicker is actually not visible to the eye; rapid fluctuations in brightness that occur many times per second. Because of its rapid speed, this “flicker” in an LED lamp may not be visible, but can have physiological and neurological effects on our bodies, such as eye strain, fatigue, headaches and difficulty in concentration.
Other effects flicker can have include video and still images, which can include areas of security with CCTV cameras, as well as the massive growth in social media, where customers will often create content inside a business. It can also assist with Tuneable white solutions.
To that end, while most manufactures now offer a ‘flicker free’ LED Driver, the standards they need to meet, rarely eliminates the invisible / unseen flicker. eldoLED flicker free LED power supplies, which are available with most Caribou products, take it a step further and is the only manufacturer to meet the stringent IEEE 1789 standards, considered to be the gold standard in flicker free dimming.
Talk to us if you would like to explore the benefits of Flicker Free lighting for your next project.