FEB. 24, 2011
myself carried out a website questionaire survey. There was no
evidence that people were more likely to have seizures with
florescent bulbs than with tungsten. One make showed problems
FEB. 25, 2011
From: "Graham Harding"
To: "Marc Nuwer"
Subject: Re: URGENT AAN Media Inquiry-American Statesman
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 06:35:31
The results on 174
respondents were as follows:
seizures to tungsten bulbs
4% to 2-D lights
( Used for some years these are the loop
The 4% reporting problems
with CFLs reported problems of flashing on start-up or when CFL
faulty. The make implicated was Philips.
So the risk is no greater
than with normal florescent but is more than ordinary filament
bulbs. Since the tungstens have been phased out on the UK Epilepsy
Action have not reported to me any problems.