LightAware is deeply concerned about the roll-out of LED street lighting. A section of the population is severely light sensitive and relies on the traditional street lighting infrastructure to access the street at night. The roll-out raises severe issues of social exclusion and accessibility for those who cannot tolerate new forms of lighting.
Lightware also has serious concerns about the wider impact of LED street lighting on human health, wildlife and our environment. We feel that authorities need to consider the impact of street lighting policy on human health and wildlife.
In light of the warnings supported by the AMA and PHE reports, and the experience of people suffering pain from exposure to LED lighting, LightAware asserts that authorities should maintain existing safe sodium lighting and consider alternative plans such as dimming the sodium-based technology.
LightAware is calling for a moratorium on the roll-out of LED street lighting until conclusive research is conducted and safe lighting guidelines can be established.