Posts made in November, 2012

White LED lighting – Wait before choosing

»Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Press Release | 0 comments

Directors of Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve (MMIDSR), which covers Granit and Haut-Saint-François RMC and the City of Sherbrooke, encourage people, contractors and municipalities to exercise caution before installing white LED luminaires. Although these new luminaires offer some benefits, they usually project a very white light which could have negative effects on sky glow and the health of human beings, fauna and flora. Moreover, these white LED luminaires are usually prohibited by regulation in effect within the Dark Sky Reserve, except in certain cases and for specific uses like Christmas decorations and sport grounds. Many partners of International Dark Sky Reserve are presently working to develop technical solutions for eliminating negative...

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