Research is done by scientists from the University of Bristol that LED lights are fewer insects than other lights.
The study, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and UK lighting manufacturer Integral LED, used customised traps at 18 field test sites across south-west England, illuminated by a series of LED, filament and fluorescent light sources.at the time of testing 4000 insects has been identified and LED lights has four times fewer insects than traditional incandescent lamps and half as many as were attracted to a compact fluorescent lamp.
According to Dr Andy Wakefield led the field research in a project supervised by Professors Gareth Jones and Stephen Harris from the University’s School of Biological Sciences ” We are suprised by number of insects drawn to the traditional tungsten lights.We do not know why this is but we know that some insects use thermal cues to find warm-blooded hosts in the night, so perhaps they were attracted to the heat given off by the filament bulb.”
According to Sanjiv Kotecha,Marketing Director of The UK company “As lighting manufacturers, we welcome that a link between LED lights and low attraction to insects has been proven. The energy saving advantages of solid-state lighting are well known, yet the benefits to well-being are only beginning to be revealed.”
Source from : University of Bristol.
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