Desktop computers. Tablets. Mobile phones. Television.
A study by Bank of America on trends in consumer mobility reported that 47%, or nearly half, of consumers reported that “they wouldn’t last a day without their smartphone.” That’s a bit dramatic. But it does provide a glimpse of how important these devices have become in our lives.
Blue light is catching a fair bit of notice. As just one example, a Google search will bring up all sorts of information among its 150 million results. Let me distill some of that with a particular focus on blue light and its impact on sleep.
I’ve written before about Blue Tech Technology, primarily addressing the impact of blue light on adults, typically due to high computer use. But kids also suffer from the effects. After all, kids’ arms are shorter and the light generated by laptops, tablets, and mobile phones is more intense at that shorter distance.
In reading this blog post, along with anything else on a screen, you’re being exposed to blue light, or high-energy visible (HEV) light.