A change is coming to the light bulbs you will find for sale in the United States. Current incandescent light bulbs do not meet the energy efficiency standards and as a result, the phase out of general service incandescent light bulbs began January 1, 2012. The larger lighting manufacturers have developed three core types of light bulbs: Compact Fluorescent Light, Halogen, and Light-emitting Diode (LED). However, anecdotally, many people with lupus have reported more adverse reactions or flares when exposed to fluorescent lighting.
Learn more about how this lighting change may affect you and others with lupus.
Because the halogen and LED bulbs are newer technologies, we have yet to determine how they will affect people with lupus. We would like to hear from you to find out how halogen and LED bulbs may affect people with lupus. If you try these new bulbs in your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share whether or not they have any effect on you.