This is my favourite time of year and my favourite time of day: an early summer’s evening. I walk by the river feeling a sense of space as if the long light stretches time. Dusk is falling gently, almost imperceptibly: a note of cool in the warm air, the flicker of a bat and a […]
LightAware survey into LED streetlighting in the UK
LightAware is particularly concerned about the widespread rollout of LED street lighting, which has resulted in those unable to tolerate this form of lighting being no longer able to access the streets after dark.
Health impact assessment of introducing LED street lighting in Stockport
Evidence indicates that exposure to artificial bright light during the night-time suppresses melatonin secretion, increases sleep onset latency and increases alertness. Chronic ALAN exposure can cause circadian rhythm misalignment which may have negative effects on the psychological, cardiovascular and/or metabolic functions.
The future’s orange: City considers amber street lights
The city of Dunedin, the second largest on the south island of New Zealand, is exploring the possibility of installing amber LED lighting which will look similar to the current low-pressure sodium lighting.