Flashing Christmas lights are a danger
Glastonbury, like nearly every town and village in the UK, is about to suffer an annual outbreak of flashing. It will start in the high street and spread all over town – maybe even to your garden or front room.
Around three in every 100 people with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. Various types of seizure can be triggered by flashing or flickering light: tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic and focal seizures – all disabling and some dangerous.
Christmas-tree lights that are sold to the public do not have to comply with health and safety regulations. They can flash at any rate, so they... read more
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