Bright LED street lighting adversly impacts health

Excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LEDs) can adversely impact human health, says a report released recently by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health, reaffirming the long-suspected impact on human health.  The report looked at LED street lighting on U.S. roadways, where nearly 10 per cent of street lighting is … Continue reading Bright LED street lighting adversly impacts health

Editorial: Brightness at night

This year’s (2014) Nobel Prize for physics awarded to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University in Japan and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California at Santa Barbara, goes beyond recognising their invention that is of “greatest benefit to mankind”. It befittingly rewards them for their perseverance and tenacity and for daring to … Continue reading Editorial: Brightness at night