Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015

Ever increasing street and building lighting is turning Earth into a planet that never sleeps. But new forms of lighting technology – LEDs in particular – promise a more sophisticated and controlled approach to urban illumination.

In Europe and North America the amount of light in the night sky continues to increase by around six per cent a year.

But new forms of lighting technology – LEDs in particular – promise a more sophisticated and controlled approach to urban illumination: street lights that sense our presence and automatically adjust the brightness around us; and responsive computer lighting systems that turn illumination into a distinctive architectural feature, not just an urban utility.

 

Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/into-the-light/6276690

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