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

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.

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

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

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.

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).

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

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

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

International Dark-Sky Association announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world.

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

A new study has shown that the light that emanates from cities may cause accelerated sexual maturity in some birds.


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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