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2010-09-16 18:01:18

In today's increasingly urbanized world, the lights in many places are always on, and according to a report published online on September 16 in of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that's having a real impact on the mating life of forest-breeding songbirds. "In comparison to chemical and noise pollution, light pollution is more subtle, and its effects have perhaps not received the attention they deserve," said Bart Kempenaers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany....

2010-09-02 12:15:13

A new study from the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer. This research joins a series of earlier studies carried out at the University of Haifa that also established the correlation. "High power light bulbs contribute more to "Ëœenvironmental light pollution', which the study has shown is a carcinogenic pollution," notes Prof. Abraham Haim, who headed the study....

2010-08-12 08:00:00

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing to re-light the world with ultra-efficient LED lighting, Lighting Science Group's (LSCG.PK) high performance PROLIFIC series street lights now line the streets of Banyeres de Mariola Alicante, Spain. Compared with traditional HID street lights, the PROLIFIC LED series street lights are 50% more efficient, provide more uniform light distribution, increase light levels, and will save Banyeres de Mariola Alicante thousands of...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kendall Square Research, Inc. (Pink Sheets: KSQR) announces the potential of its new energy efficient street light. Most of the highways, roadways and alleyways nationwide use inefficient Metal Halide or mercury vapor style lights for illumination. If 5 million 100 watt Metal Halide street lights were replaced with the new efficient 80 watt street light, the results would be a reduction of 963,600,000 KWs generating an annual energy savings of...

2010-07-12 09:36:00

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., and MEXICO CITY, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Art meets science with Lighting Science Group's streamline cast, ultra-efficient LED street lights that now grace the streets of Vista Verde Country Club in Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico. The installed PROLIFIC series LED street lights bring into balance the need to responsibly illuminate the community's roadways while reducing energy consumption and lowering maintenance costs. The successful installation is being jointly...

2010-05-06 09:37:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerlux Global Lighting Solutions, a leader in manufacturing architectural grade, energy efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality and commercial spaces, announces today it is rebranding its national manufacturing operation of outdoor lighting, fixtures and accessories as Amerlux Exterior Global Lighting Solutions. Amerlux Exterior has been a leader in the outdoor lighting marketplace for more than 20 years offering valued...

2010-05-05 05:18:00

NORTHVALE, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- RAB Lighting has expanded its line of affordable and energy efficient outdoor LED lighting with the introduction of the ALED Area Light. RAB LED fixtures are a fraction of the initial cost of competitive LED products. The total cost of ownership of the ALED is reduced further with long LED lamp life, eliminating the need for multiple lamp changes. Available in both warm and cool light, the ALED has one or two high-output, 10 watt LED light engines...

2010-04-20 05:18:00

NORTHVALE, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- RAB Lighting expands its line of affordable and energy-efficient outdoor LED lighting with the introduction of a 10- and 20-watt LED bollard. RAB LED fixtures are a fraction of the initial cost of competitive products. With the long life of LED fixtures, customers can avoid multiple costly relampings for many years, reducing the total cost of ownership. Available in both warm and cool light, the BLED has one or two high-output, 10-watt LED light...

2010-03-25 11:41:00

CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago), the City of Chicago and Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) have united to endorse voluntary year-round Exterior Decorative Lighting Guidelines for Chicago's buildings. The guidelines provide year-round recommendations for all non-emergency exterior lighting, including crown and facade lighting, signage, street-level and tree lighting. When implemented throughout the city, the...

2010-03-16 13:08:00

DETROIT, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetlight out? If you're a Detroit Edison residential or business customer, you now can report it online at dteenergy.com/streetlight. "We have more than 200,000 street lights in our service area. When there's a problem that we need to know about, our customers' help can be invaluable," said Ed Henderson, Detroit Edison's manager of Community Lighting. "With our new online system, reporting an outage -and getting it fixed - is easier and faster than...


Latest Light pollution Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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