Digital devices have become a normal part of everyday life. They’re all around us, even in our pockets, and have become essential parts of our workflow and even our preferred leisure activities. Continued viewing of gaming monitors, televisions, and smartphones does come with the potential for excessive exposure to high-energy visible light—more commonly known as blue light. Blue light has a wavelength in the blue-violet range that is known for high energy levels and short, high-frequency light waves that may have negative effects on our health.
We’re most commonly exposed to blue light from the sun, which can boost our mood and alertness. Artificial blue light, on the other hand, is a constant source of light that doesn’t vary throughout the day. In the evenings, this is problematic because blue light may suppress the release of melatonin and can throw our sleep-wake cycle into disarray—lowering the quality of sleep as well as the quantity. That doesn’t mean we’re all doomed to become sleep deprived zombies if we want to spend our spare time watching a movie or playing video games at night, though.
Ophthalmologists who are part of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board have voiced their support for OLED TVs and gaming monitors as an alternative to LCD panel displays. This is due in part to OLEDs generally having longer wavelengths, effectively emitting up to 50% less blue light than other displays, according to LG Display’s UL certification. Unlike other alternatives for reducing blue light, such as glasses or software that can affect screen color, OLED TVs and monitors maintain their color and brightness so you can enjoy your favorite movies and games as they were meant to be seen by the creators.
LG Display’s OLED TV Displays are Eyesafe® Certified and recommended by the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory. These TV displays manage blue light at the source to minimize the potential negative effects and help protect your ocular health. Switching from an LCD TV to an OLED TV is an excellent step toward preventing these issues. Dr. William F. Wiley, MD, had this to say about OLED TVs: “OLED TVs stand out for their exceptional picture quality, and their reduced blue light emissions, making them a preferred choice for those concerned about eye comfort.”
LG Display’s OLED TV Displays are available at Best Buy and can be found in an impressive range of sizes and resolutions to fit into just about any budget. Price does not need to be a limiting factor, as the LG 48 inch class A2 series smart OLED is available in 4K resolution with support for webOS for less than $1000. For those who want to spare no expense on their home theater setup, while still protecting their ocular health, there are also 77 inch LG OLED 4K smart TVs available featuring webOS TV and voice assist support.
You can learn more about protecting your vision, Eyesafe Certification, and LG Display’s OLED TV Displays at OLED Space.
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