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Author Paul Bogard worries that we’re losing our sense of darkness, that our taste for banishing the night is turning Earth into the planet that never sleeps...

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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