Light Pollution Resources

Mostly for my own edification.  I’ve been living in town for almost nine years, and the excess light is starting to get to me.  I can’t be the only one.  I will try to grow this resource as I read more.

Overview

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_pollution
  • Ornamental LED lighting/LEDs vs. HPS http://www.universetoday.com/107372/leds-light-pollution-solution-or-night-sky-nemesis/
  • Brief slideshow http://www.slideshare.net/CarmenLucindaAustin/light-pollution-kinds-consequences-solutions

Why Reduce Light Pollution?

  • Biology http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/bright-idea-new-ottawa-street-lights-will-cause-more-light-pollution-physicist
  • Biology http://e360.yale.edu/feature/bringing_back_the_night__a_fight_against_light_pollution/2681/
  • Astronomy http://cosmicmatters.keckobservatory.org/2006/dec/06dec_2.htm

Fixture Design Solutions

  • http://www.gizmag.com/led-streetlamp/27246/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_pollution#Improving_lighting_fixtures
  • http://www.powerhousegrowers.com/reducing-light-pollution-urban-cities/
  • Engineering aspects http://ecmweb.com/lighting-amp-control/latest-light-pollution

Behavioral/Policy Solutions

Philosophy

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