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2012-08-16 23:02:15

One Stop Green is committed to providing you with a long-term lighting solution that has unprecedented energy savings and now offers the world´s highest quality LED Recessed Can light, manufactured in the great state of Texas. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 August 16, 2012 — One Stop Green, an international distributor of green, energy efficient products and services, now offers the World´s Most Efficient Recessed Ceiling Can light for businesses. The 6W CLx Series...

Future Of Lighting Could Change Color Of The Night Sky
2012-08-08 12:33:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Light pollution has been a growing problem recently, and as skylines continue to grow, the night sky becomes dimmer and dimmer. A new shift is taking place in lighting though, and researchers estimate that the color of the night sky may be changing as well. Scientists writing in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society said they have used a new instrument to study how clouds affect sky brightness in urban areas,...

Time-Lapse Video Captures Beauty On Earth And In The Sky
2012-07-24 05:09:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a sensation that I may never be able to experience in my life, but one video showing off images taken from the International Space Station (ISS) gets me just a little closer to being in space. Photographer Knate Myers pieced together images taken from the ISS and created a beautiful time lapse photography video of what it´s like to circle around this wonderful globe. The video starts with a simple view of our rotating...

2012-07-17 23:01:21

Special light bulbs and eyeglasses that remove the blue rays that cause the problem have been developed at John Carroll University. They are available from Photonic Developments LLC a spin-off company at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual meeting in Chicago last month warned that using light at night is bad for health (1). The damage is related to the disruption of the circadian (daily) rhythm and...

PBS Documentary To Explore The Effects Of Light Pollution
2012-07-05 14:08:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world may start to look a little darker if the Public Broadcasting Service's new campaign has an influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) by airing "The City Dark" - documentary that explores the problems of light pollution. IDA has been working for nearly 25 years to raise awareness about the problems light pollution causes by drowning out the night sky. Many of the issues IDA...

New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Named World's Largest International Dark Sky Reserve
2012-06-10 03:00:04

Over 1,600 square miles of New Zealandʼs South Island have just been proclaimed as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the largest in the world. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), comprised of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin, is the fourth such dark sky reserve in the world. International Dark-Sky Associationʼs Executive Director Bob Parks remarks, “The new reserve is coming in at a...

2012-06-10 23:01:35

Two new world-records set with LED Grow Lights by Hydro Grow. Dutch Passion Seed Company states, "We had never seen LED produce results anywhere near this good. LED has finally proven itself." Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 Medical Marijuana has been a topic of controversy in the United States since California passed Prop 215 in 1996; however this controversy has now evolved into wide-spread adoption of Medical Marijuana laws with 17 states and Washington DC leading the movement....

Street Lights Affect Delicate Ecosystems
2012-05-24 04:26:42

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Civilization has long been derided for intruding upon the habitats of wild animals, and even man´s smaller neighbors have been affected by the wheels of progress. Another measure of this impact can be seen in how street lighting is having a transformative effect on communities of insects and other invertebrates living near them, according to researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. A report published in Biology Letters showed...


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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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