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Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

What kind of light bulbs do you use at home? I deal w/ many types of lighting at work and when I get home after my 12.5 hour shifts the last thing I want is to be blasted w/ more bright lights. I am ultra sensitive to lights as it is and wear tinted glasses at work and sunglasses outside of work (even at night and indoor). My roommate also suffers from migraines and I would like to replace all the light bulbs w/ something a lot less hurtful.

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

We have replaced all the lights in our house with dimmer switches and the light bulbs in our living room with green light bulbs. The green accompanied by the dimmer switch has been very helpful when I have my everyday migraine. It allows me to leave my darkened bedroom and move about the house more freely without fear of bright lights. Also, we have blackout curtains on our windows and I wear blue light filtering glasses when watching TV or using my computer. Additionally, I have a motion sensing LED night light in my bathroom and a rechargeable small light that provide just enough light for me if I am in the throes of a bad migraine and need to be in the bathroom. All of these minor, simple, but important, modifications to our home have really helped me to be more comfortable and not feel trapped in my bedroom because of my migraines. Also, I turn down the backlight and color on the TV sometimes and that helps too.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I have large windows and much prefer natural light over any other form. I too wear my dark sunglasses everywhere and keep my screens brightness turned way down and blue filters on. Light bulbs have been a challenge since it's getting harder to find old school ones. I will have to try the tented ones you all have mentioned.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I use the original lightbulbs that they're phasing out. I cannot use florescent, halogen, or led.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I just re-read my last answer to this question and I did not write it out properly, I meant to say some LED lights are better or less irritating, any of the warm tones, gold or amber or rose are alright but the bright white or blue based are painful during a migraine and just seem overbearing in general, hope this helps.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

The flickering in fluorescent lighting is what gets me. We use warm LEDs at home and that seems to help.

posted about 2 years ago
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