Reuben has high-functioning autism, has always found it hard to cope with change and is prone to tantrums.
In late 2017 his behaviour spiralled to the point he was actively trying to hurt himself and showing violent tendencies at school, Damien McNamara said.
His behavioural problems began to present a month after a 114-watt LED streetlight was installed 12 metres from his bedroom window.
McNamara measured the strength of the light inside his son’s window, and found they were far higher than recommended levels agreed upon by councils.
“It’s obvious light pollution, light glare and light spill onto private property.”
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