Cells should not be exposed to doses of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Therefore, your body produces a pigment called melanin to protect the deeper layers of your skin and body tissues from damage.
Incandescent, LED and sodium vapour bulbs all emit very small amounts of UV radiation, therefore doesn’t tan you.
Is LED light harmful to skin?
LEDs get seal of approval: Safe for skin, experts say. Summary: With this increasing acceptance, concerns have arisen about long- or short-term direct skin exposure — especially since a 2012 SBU study found that contact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs can harm skin cells due to UV-light emittance.
Can light bulbs darken skin?
Chronic exposure to ambient light may darken the skin, necessitating daily UV protection in both indoor and outdoor settings. Incandescent bulbs have little to no UV irradiance. However, fluorescent lighting has been shown to increase lifetime UV exposure by 3% based on the distance the lamp is from the skin.
Do LEDs produce UV light?
Some in the lighting business have stated that LEDs do not produce UV radiation. However studies have shown that standard LEDs do create a small amount of UV. That said, the amount of UV they actually emit is even less. This is due to the phosphors within an LED lamp that convert the Ultraviolet light to white light.