Neave Strobe

Risks You Should Know About

By: - Visual Art - August 11, 2011
neave strobe risks you should know about

Strobe lights are a major component of different aspects of lifestyle or societal applications today.  People who frequent night clubs will encounter dance floors filled to capacity with dancing patrons whose images are blurred or enhanced through the use of strobe lights.

Through the years, varying forms of strobe lights have been created for better visual effect as an enhancement of entertainment venues such as dance clubs or live entertainment groups at stage shows.  Below, we will discuss two of these very popular lights – the Neave strobe and the amber strobe, their application and effects on society today.

One such variation of the strobe light is one called Neave Strobe.  This particular form of strobe light utilizes several different varieties of linear and non linear images designed to give a person the sense of disorientation, balance and perception as the images slowly or rapidly evolve from one form to another for either brief or prolonged periods of time.  The Neave Strobe has become widely popular in both night clubs, u tube features and in advertising as well.  Since the evolution of the stobe lights in the decade of the 1980’s, not only has the popularity of the strobe light and Neave Strobe become increasingly popular, but so have the negative effects of these unique lights on those that are exposed to them.  Theories have begun to circulate in academic and social circles alike that these strobe lights are beginning to have less than positive effects on people.  While this isn’t true in the majority of the cases considered, those that are prone to various mental health issues are under risk and even those who have sensitive physiological responses.  Epilepsy, and those with a history of proneness to seizures are advised not to expose themselves to these kinds of lights as they may trigger adverse responses.  There have been reported, several instances of disorientation leading to feelings of nausea, dizziness and in some cases, deaths have occurred, although these haven’t been conclusively identified as being the sole cause of death in those that have used strobe lights and Neave strobes.

The use of strobe lights has not eluded the attention of law enforcement, as the dizzying effects, nauseating effects and disorientation created as a result of the use of these devices emitting such strobes has proven to some degree successful in the apprehension of suspected criminals.  For those that have been exposed to these lights that are feeling dizzy, disoriented or nauseous are advised to seek medical attention or visit your family physician as soon as time permits.

Amber strobes have become a primary feature within the law enforcement community, emergency medical service community and municipal infrastructure service community nation wide as a means of alerting drivers and pedestrians alike to road closures, travel advisories, school buses loading or unloading and the like.  Amber strobes have that unique yellow which serves as an advisory to road conditions or safety matters and are easily identified and easy to spot in all kinds of weather, both permissible and adverse.

Although the actual use of strobe lighting, neave strobes and amber strobes are still in wide use today in all matters of industry, safety and entertainment, the wide majority of those who experience the environment in which these are used seem to come away from the experience with little more than a positive review on their use in relation to being entertained or alerted to possible hazards or safety concerns.  Of those that are affected in the negative manner, it is because they have a pre existing condition with epilepsy characterized by the only three percent that have what is known as being photosensitive, which is common among epileptics.   Although it is advised that you leave the area in which strobes lights are being utilized, if you find yourself in an environment with a strobe, cover one eye in the period of exposure as a matter of countering the effects until you leave the area.

Photo: strobe lighting – copyright 2007, Scoreed – reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0 Unported, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StrobeLight.jpg


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