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The effects of Light Pollution

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SELENE - Light Pollution SELENE - Light Pollution Presentation Transcript

  • Light Pollution The Costs of Poorly Implemented Outdoor Lighting
  • Light Pollution Purpose of Lighting What is Light Pollution? Light Pollution's Effects How to Stop Light Pollution What's Stopping Us?
  • Purposes of Lighting
      • Safety
      • Security
      • Navigation
      • Decoration
      • Advertising
  • Light Pollution What is it?
  • Light Pollution - What is it?
      • Glare
      • Uplight
      • Light Trespass
      • Overlighting
      • Inefficiency
  • Light Pollution is Glare
  • Light Pollution is Glare
  • Light Pollution is Uplight
  • Light Pollution is Uplight
  • Light Pollution is Trespass
  • Light Pollution is Trespass
  • Light Pollution is Overlighting
  • Light Pollution is Inefficiency
  • Light Pollution Why is it bad?
  • Why is Light Pollution Bad? Safety Security Social Waste Pollution Health Effects Ecological Effects
  • Light Pollution - Safety
      • Reduced visual acuity
      • Recovery time
      • Overlighting
  • Light Pollution - Security
      • Reduces fear
      • Reduces crime ??
  • Light Pollution - Social
      • Neighbor-neighbor tension
      • Resident complaints
      • Extreme behaviors
  • Light Pollution - Waste
      • 30% of light wasted
      • $5,000,000,000+ per year wasted
  • Light Pollution - Pollution
      • Every kilowatt used causes release of:
        • 1.3 pounds CO2
        • 2 grams sulfur dioxide
        • 1.6 grams nitric oxide
      • 62 billion kWh = 40 million tons of CO2
    • = 1.4 million tons SO2
    • = 1.1 million tons NO
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  • Light Pollution - Human Health
      • Air pollution related problems
      • Melatonin suppression
      • Sleep disruption
  • Light Pollution - Animals
      • Birds
      • Amphibians
      • Fish
      • Insects
  • Light Pollution - Plants
      • Water quality
      • Trees
      • Plants
  • Light Pollution What can be done?
  • Light Pollution - What can we do?
      • Technical Requirements
      • Implementation
  • Light Pollution - Technical
      • Proper shielding
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  • www.darkskysociety.org/handouts/blbn.pdf
      • Proper shielding
    Light Pollution - Technical
      • Amount of light
    www.darksky.org/infoshts/is077.html
      • Curfews
      • Lamp type
      • Don�t light
  • Light Pollution - Implementation
      • Master plan
      • Zoning/Planning Board policy
      • Local law/ordinance
      • State law
  • Light Pollution What's holding us back?
  • Light Pollution - Impediments
      • Lack of education
      • Vested and ulterior interests
      • "We've always done it that way"
      • Poorly written laws and policies
  • More information
      • www.selene-ny.org
      • www.darksky.org
      • www.darkskysociety.org