Friday, June 22, 2012

LED Testing

I feel like I keep attempting different things to try to help with my Migraines. The last thing that I tried was to finally test the LED bulbs.

I’ve been following LED bulbs since about 2008 when I first found out about them and even signed a petition then when the government decided to mandate the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs. I already knew that I did not react well to CFL bulbs which were the only viable alternative.

LEDs have been cost prohibitive for years. I have been watching the prices drop. Week after week while shopping at the supermarket, I would check the supermarket shelves to see if they stocked them there yet.

Two weeks ago they were finally in the supermarket plus they were marked way down if you used your super shopping card. It put it into a reasonable price range to finally try an LED bulb. I couldn’t wait to get home, rip the bulb out of the package and put the bulb into a socket.

I couldn’t believe it! In less than fifteen minutes, my whole face went numb and I was very nauseous. I usually just have half of my face go numb after being exposed to the CFL bulbs. I wasn’t expecting to have any reaction as LED bulbs aren’t supposed to have any type of a flicker. I don't know why the reaction.

I guess it's time to go back to the drawing board with light bulbs. In the meantime, I will continue to make plans with the old incandescent bulbs.

Have you tried the LED bulbs? How did you make out with them? Did you have any reactions?


Migrainista said...

I've not tried them, and won't after reading this. Bummer.

MigrainePuppet said...

Migrainista, I don't want to discourage you from testing them. I don't know why I had this reaction and just think I need a whole brain reset right now.

I hope you can give LED bulbs a fair shot as you know everyone is different and wish you the best 'when' you do try them. Good Luck!