[Summit] OVER BRIGHT street lights

Schmeling, Thomas A. tschmeling at ric.edu
Sun Jul 24 21:35:33 CDT 2016


I’d to thank Ellen for this link and encourage others to visit it and look at some of the articles there.  For instance:
From “Governing” magazine: Streetlights May Be Hurting Public Health<http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-led-lighting.html>
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Research shows that harsh blue-white LED light negatively affects our well-being — and that we aren't the only species disrupted. <http://www.startribune.com/when-replacing-streetlights-we-must-get-it-right/387530831/>

LED practical guide for IDA http://darksky.org/lighting/led-practical-guide/<http://darksky.org/lighting/led-practical-guide/>

Thomas Schmeling
Associate Professor and Chair
College Pre-Law Advisor
Department of Political Science
Rhode Island College



On Jul 24, 2016, at 12:18 PM, Ellen House <elnhouse at gmail.com<mailto:elnhouse at gmail.com>> wrote:

The International Dark Sky Association addresses concerns about lights at night. Here is a link to their website:
http://darksky.org/



On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Breslers <breslerfamily at gmail.com<mailto:breslerfamily at gmail.com>> wrote:
Last night I drove on Elmgrove & Wayland
There are these super bright, blue light, street lights now.

They hurt your eyes like those oncoming blue headlights
and are unhealthy. Also that kind of light disrupts sleep patterns.
We all have to get black out shades?

Quick!! How do we keep them off Hope Street and our residential side streets?

UGH!~!

I see someone posted there is actually info they are NOt good for us, even if they are cheaper.

American Medical Association says blue-white LED lights disrupt sleep http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/21/482936520/bright-bluish-white-led-streetlamps-bad-for-our-health-ama-says

NYC is replacing too-bright LED streetlights: http://nypost.com/2016/05/14/city-replacing-some-led-street-lights-because-theyre-too-bright/


Mrs B


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