• Is the marvel of LED lighting also a blight on global health?

    10 days ago - By Fast Company

    Welcome to the “lightmare.”
    Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect impacts because, while 20%t of electricity is used for lighting worldwide, at least 30%t of that light is wasted. Wasted light serves no purpose at all, and excessive lighting is too often used beyond what is needed for driving, or shopping, or Friday-night football.
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