Latest Light pollution Stories

New LED Technology Could Reduce Light Pollution
2013-04-24 18:59:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Until the advent of the electric light, cities were not exactly welcoming places after nightfall. Today, street lights make it easier to see the way after the sun goes down, but this is one of the major contributors to light pollution that washes out the night sky. It has gotten so bad the International Dark-Sky Association held weeklong festivities earlier this month, which was designed to promote ways to help put a dent in...

2013-04-09 23:01:31

Titan LED´s new 300 Watt Titanium Series Shoebox is designed to deliver high intensity and energy efficient outdoor illumination for parking lots, strip malls, car dealerships and other locations that require high mast illumination and performance lighting. The series, which will be available to purchase on April 20, 2013, features a life expectancy in excess of 90,000 hours and a comprehensive 5-year warranty. Moorpark, California (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Titan LED, a leading US-based...

International Dark Sky Week
2013-04-06 05:30:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) is kicking off this weekend in an attempt to show the world just how dark our skies can be without light pollution. The International Dark-Sky Association´s (IDA) week long festivities began on April 5 and continue through April 11. The week is designed to promote ways to help put a dent in light pollution, such as directing light downward instead of up towards the sky, which washes out the stars...

2013-04-03 23:03:45

CAST Lighting announces today that Architectural SSL, a leading LED publication for lighting designers and architects, has awarded the company with two Product Innovation Awards (PIA 2013). One award is for the CAST LED Perimeter Fence Lighting System, and the other is for the CAST Lighting website for its outstanding offerings to professionals and end users. Hawthorne, NJ (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 CAST Lighting announces today that its CAST LED Perimeter Fence Lighting System has received its...

2013-03-09 23:04:45

Lighting55 adds Bover collection — exceptional lighting products with elegant appearance and energy-efficient bulbs. Tarpon Springs, Florida (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Lighting55 Australia is one of the biggest online stores for traditional, modern, and contemporary Italian lighting for both the indoor as well as outdoor locations. Here, one can find almost every fine range of lighting fittings, such as modern light fixtures, indoor ceiling lights, and suspension lights. Recently,...

2013-02-26 23:00:17

LED lighting retrofit expected to decrease township´s street lighting electrical usage by over 25,000 kWh in first year — plus reduce greenhouse gas emmisions equal to saving 94 trees per year Aston, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 Stouch Lighting, a lighting distributor specializing in LED lighting and energy efficient lighting products, announces the completion of a street-lighting LED retrofit project projected to save the Township of East Caln, Pennsylvania, over $12,700 in...

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world. The association said that the park offers views similar to what could have been seen before the rise of cities, due to its seclusion from other towns. Death Valley earned a "Gold Tier" status from the sky pollution watchdog, a status awarded to only those places...

Light Pollution Sparks Early Sexual Maturity For City Birds
2013-02-14 08:09:41

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The light that emanates from cities may be causing birds to mate earlier. That's according to a study conducted by Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany. The study found that nighttime light in urban areas causes birds and other animals to develop their reproductive systems earlier. In the study researchers at the Max Planck Institute studied European blackbirds (Turdus merula), to see how they develop in...

Latest Light pollution Reference Libraries

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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.