I'm not generally a big fan of lobby groups, but I think I may make an exception for this one. I'm prone to notice the flicker of fluorescent lights both at home and in the office, and if it's quiet enough, they generate a buzz that is definitely an irritant.
With all of that in mind, this next little tidbit makes a whole lot of sense (h/t Donkeyrock):
According to a British migraine lobby group, energy efficient light bulbs could be causing migraines.
A spokeswoman for the group said that the bulbs have been triggering migraines either because of their flickering, or the low intensity of their light.
Jurisdictions around the world have been moving toward banning standard incandescent bulbs. British stores will stop selling all conventional bulbs by the end of 2011.