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LED lighting is bad for light sensitivity

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jason Stehn
26 Warruga Street
MAPLETON QLD 4560

Total Signatures - 98

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/12/2019

Closing Date: 26/04/2020

Tabled Date: 19/05/2020

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 18/06/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that people with disabilities such as autism can have problems with LED technology. LED lighting is used for various purposes by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. These purposes include traffic signals, street lighting, variable speed signs and flashing school signs. Each of those listed can cause sensory overload for some people whenever or wherever they are in operation - day or night. Glasses, sunglasses or Irlen lenses do not resolve the problems for some people. The reasons for LED lights include cost savings and climate change. However, the effects of LED lighting on some people with disabilities needs to be taken into account.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to cause the discontinuation of LED technology for all Transport and Main Roads' requirements and to do the following (1) use incandescent or halogen technology for traffic signals and flashing school signs; (2) use warm white sodium bulbs for all street lighting; and (3) use another form of technology for variable speed signs. If any of these items cannot be sourced readily then consider manufacturing them.