MIAMI, US: They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution — but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is based on satellite data showing that the Earth’s night is getting brighter, and artificially lit outdoor surfaces grew at a pace of 2.2 percent per year from 2012 to 2016.
LED lights are more efficient because they need far less electricity to provide the same amount of light, but then people might install more and more lights in a behavior called the "rebound effect" (AFP Photo/SCOTT OLSON)Miami (AFP) - They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution -- but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said Wednesday.
Miami (AFP) - They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution, but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide -- with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said Wednesday. The study, in the journal Science Advances, is based on satellite data showing that the Earth's night is getting brighter, and artificially lit outdoor surfaces grew at a pace of 2.2 percent per year from 2012 to 2016.
How to curb light pollution according to experts: Turn off lights when you leave, don't illuminate the outdoors, choose less harmful amber LED lights instead of blue or violet. Put simply, avoid 'overkill' @AFPhttps://t.co/3tENUGxouu
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