It’s understandable to be confused about lighting as it relates to birds.
I want to offer some background first.
RE: I asked Mark, the owner about his LED’s flickering and this is what he said, “Mostly an old wives’ tale. AC (alternating current) does cause a flicker when it alternates direction, there are no studies that I know of that show this is bad for birds.
Those stories came out when people first started using LED’s because people just HATE new things and will make up anything to discredit them. Florescent bulbs flicker WAY more than AC led’s.
However, my LED’s are 12VDC (direct current) so there is absolutely NO flickering.”
I get that a lot (the DC current doesn’t flicker, thing), lets start with:
Editor’s note: LED pet bird lights plug into a 120-volt wall socket. The 120-volt current steps down to 12v DC with a transformer inside the LED lighting fixture Endnote