2017-11-28

Excessive LED Lighting Destructive to the Environment, Study Finds

A recent study led by Christopher Kyba from the GFZ German Research Centre shows artificially lit outdoor surfaces grew at an annual rate of 2.2% between 2012 and 2016. The fact that the world is transitioning to LED lighting so as to run away from pollution caused by traditional lighting is raising another type of environmental concern— light pollution.
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2017-11-24

By Saving Cost and Energy, the Lighting Revolution May Increase Light Pollution

Municipalities, enterprises, and households are switching to LED lights in order to save energy. But these savings might be lost if their neighbours install new or brighter lamps. 
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2017-04-25

Brecon Beacons’s Dark Sky Disturbed by LED Street Lights

The Brecon Beacons National Park, one of the three national parks in Wales, UK, has earned special protection of its night sky from light pollution and is an ideal place for stargazing. However, for the sake of safety, the Welsh Government recently installed LED street lights in Cwmdu, Powys, leaving a campaign group concerned. 
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2014-12-29

Honolulu and Calgary to Install Energy-Saving LED streetlights

Honolulu and the Canadian city of Calgary are reported to replace sodium-vapor streetlights with energy saving LEDs, according to a news report by HNGN.
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2014-12-26

UNESCO Launches the International Year of Light 2015

Many people don't know that there’s more to scientist Isaac Newton than a certain apple falling from a tree. Holding a prism of glass in the path of sunlight, he showed that white light is actually made up of seven different colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Color comes from light – in fact, color is light.
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2014-10-22

Access Fixtures Launches Wildlife Friendly LED Amber Flood Lights

Access Fixtures is proud to announce new LED amber flood lights as part of its comprehensive line of wildlife-friendly luminaires. In many areas, especially coastal communities, excessive artificial lighting can harm wildlife, like sea turtles that need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. For this reason, many local ordinances require wildlife-friendly lighting. Access Fixtures LED amber flood lights and area lights are visible to humans, but not to most species affected by artificial lighting. The flood lights are ideal for a number of applications, including parking lot lighting, area lighting, park lighting, marinas, landscape lighting and roadway lighting.
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2014-07-03

Light Pollution Alters Reproductive Cycle in Lemurs, Says French Scientists

Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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